O’Donovan Rossa centenary commemoration

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was a famous Cork Fenian, whose death in June 1915 gave rise to one of the most famous of all Irish political funerals, when he was buried in Glasnevin cemetery on 1 August, with Padraig Pearse delivering his celebrated ‘The fools! The fools! The fools!’ graveside oration.
The School of History, in conjunction with many partners and in both a collective sense and through the activities of individual members of staff, is actively engaged with the commemoration.

Funeral of O'Donovan Rossa
Funeral of O’Donovan Rossa
School   History
Community partner   Many individuals and groups in the West Cork area, including Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann, Conradh na Gaeilge, GAA, theatrical groups
Outline of Community partner activities General cultural, including music, Irish language and culture, sport, theatre
Date:  June 29 – July 30 2015

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