After the fighting de Valera was court-martialled, convicted, and sentenced to death, but the sentence was changed to for life imprisonment. His chief task was to cover the southeastern approaches to the city. Eamonn de Valera was born in … He did, however, gain entry to Blackrock College with the assistance of his local priest. His mother later re-married and had another son. He was then court-martialed and sentenced to death by firing squad. document.write('