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Paperback Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa: Unrepentant Fenian Book

ISBN: 1785370138

ISBN13: 9781785370137

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa: Unrepentant Fenian

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Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa died on June 29, 1915, in Staten Island, New York. On hearing of his death, Tom Clarke sent a transatlantic cable from Dublin to John Devoy in New York, with the simple message: "Send his body home at once." His funeral in Glasnevin Cemetery was one of the largest political funerals in Irish history, and is now accepted as the precursor to the Easter Rising. Patrick Pearse famously declared at Rossa's graveside, "The fools,...

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