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Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: Irish nationalist & champion of the cause of Poland

July 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

unnamed5Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (1831-1915), a leader of the Irish independence movement, the Fenians, was inspired by the Polish rebellion of 1863. His funeral in Dublin in August 1915 was a symbolic moment that brought together people who went on to take part in the Irish rebellion of 1916.

In advance of the official commemoration of the funeral in Glasnevin Cemetery the Polish Embassy in Ireland and the Irish Polish Society are hosting a lecture by Gabriel Doherty, University College Cork, on O’Donovan Rossa in the Polish House, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2 on Friday, 31 July at 7.30pm. Admission free, all welcome.

Gabriel Doherty is a College Lecturer in the School of History, UCC. His research interests include the revolutionary decade in modern Irish history (1912-1923), the history of imprisonment in Ireland and Irish-Polish relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Publications include: The Coming Revolution (2013); The Home Rule Crisis 1912-1914 (2014) & Revisiting Canon Sheehan of Doneraile (2014).

For more information contact Patrick Quigley: 0857133106

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