O DONOVAN ROSSA MEMORIAL

O' DONOVAN ROSSA MEMORIAL

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (Diarmaid Ó Donnabháin Rosa) baptised 4 September 1831 – 29 June 1915 was an Irish Fenian leader and prominent member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. His life as an Irish Fenian is well documented but he is perhaps known best in death for the graveside oration given at his funeral by Patrick Pearse.

Growing up in the South of Ireland (Cork) during the Great Irish Famine, O'Donovan founded the Phoenix National and Literary Society and dedicated his life to working towards the establishment of an independent Irish Republic. He joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood and after fleeing in exile to the United States as part of the Cuba Five, he joined Irish revolutionary organisations there, beyond the reach of the British Empire.
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