19th Century Kildare Fenian From Kildare Masterminded Daring Escapes Of Fenian Colleagues John Devoy 1842 - 1929 Banished Into Exile And Ordered To Never Return To Ireland Driven out of his own country because he sought to make his native land a free and peaceful nation, John Devoy undertook never to visit his dear homeland ever again following a court order. The Kildare Fenian knew he could do more for Ireland in exile rather than continue incarceration in a British…
Monday, 30 December 2013 23:52

Patrick Nally - Famous Mayo Nationalist

Patrick Nally - In Prison When Gaelic Athletic Association Was Founded The stadium stands at Croke Park commemorated a proud and famous trio of Irishmen, Michael Cusack of Co. Clare, Michael Hogan of Co. Tipperary and Pat Nally. Nally was born at Balla, Co. Mayo on March 17th (St, Patricks Day) 1855 and he was an avid sportsman. He was a celebrated athlete and a man who cared deeply about the preservation of traditional Irish cultures and pastimes. Cusack and…
Monday, 30 December 2013 23:33

John Mitchel - Famous Derry Fenian Founder

John Mitchel - Famous Irish Fenian & Founder Of United Irishmen A fearsome Irishman from Co. Derry, John Mitchell's name has been proudly adopted by many clubs and streets all over Ireland. After leaving his native Co. Derry, he came to Dublin to study law at Trinity College and whilst studying in the Metropolis, he chanced upon Thomas Davis and Charles Gavan Duffy, two prominent young Irelanders. Mitchell was also prevailed upon to write a series of articles for ‘The…
Seán MacDiarmada - Intelligence Officer Of Republican Movement & 1916 Proclamation Signatory Born in the year Michael Cusack founded the G.A.A. (1884), this Famous Son Of Ireland took a few turns on the road to the G.P.O. in 1916. He had a wondering lust and ran away from his Leitrim home when just fifteen and finished up on the streets of Glasgow. Undaunted he relished his new life and worked there for two years and then took the boat to…
Maud Gonne McBride - Born In England & Irish Nationalist & Suffragist Although of English birthright, Maud Gonne MacBride was outraged when she came to Ireland and discovered at first hand the atrocities inflicted on defenceless and very poor Irish citizens. These acts were perpetrated by her own people and she vowed to rise up and condemn such domination of Irish people. Maud’s father was a British Army Colonel at Aldershot and when he was posted to Dublin Castle, he…
Thursday, 12 December 2013 22:33

Pádraig Pearse - Famous Dublin Patriot

Pádraig Pearse - One Of Ireland's Most Famous Patriots & Leader Of The 1916 Easter Rising Padraig Pearse was a patriotic soldier who laid down his life for his country and he held academic qualifications as a Teacher, Lawyer and Writer. He attended the Christian Brothers School and the Royal University, Dublin. At sixteen he joined the Gaelic League, primarily to become fluent in the Irish language. He also regularly went to the Connemara Gaeltacht to speak Irish amongst the…
Saturday, 07 December 2013 21:09

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa - Famous Cork Fenian

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa - Corkman Was A Rebel Fenian Of 19th Century Ireland Fearless and aggressive in his determination to free his native land from foreign rule, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa became a legendary Irish Fenian leader of the 19th century. He was sentenced to penal servitude for life in 1865, aged thirty four, and he conducted his own trial defence. He took eight hours to deliver an awesome speech and he made resounding charges against British injustice on innocent Irish…
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