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 citizens. In…