Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, 100 years on

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A number of events are planned to mark the centenary of the funeral of Irish patriot Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Sinn Féin are carrying out a re-enactment of the funeral as their first event of their 2016 Centenary programme in Dublin.

The following is an account of his life, and the full text of the famous oration delivered by Patrick Pearse at his graveside, one hundred years ago this week.

 

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