O’Brien was transported to Tasmania after the failed 1848 rising. This cup was presented to him by the Irish in Melbourne and Geelong upon his release [...]
It was his standing and influence that ensured the support of rank-and-file Fenians, in Ireland and America.
The golden jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign was celebrated in Britain as a time of ‘prosperity and gentle rule’. Here the chained figure of Erin is s [...]
He joined the IRB in the 1880s and was also involved in the formation of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). He fought in the Boer War with the IRi [...]
Clarke joined Clan na Gael in the United States. He was arrested during the Dynamite campaign in 1883 and was to spend fifteen years in jail. He retur [...]
He was a friend and fellow-prisoner of Thomas Clarke. He spent twelve years in jail for his part if the dynamite campaign of the 1880s in Britain. He [...]
O’Donovan Rossa, then a prisoner in Chatham jail was elected in a high profile campaign.
From left to right: John Devoy, Charles Underwood O’Connell, Henry Mulleda, Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa and John McClure.
In December of 1867, an attempt to rescue Richard O'Sullivan Burke and the prisoner Casey resulted in an explosion at Clerkenwell House of Detention, [...]
In September 1867 Colonel Kelly was arrested in Manchester. Thirty Fenians attacked the unescorted prison van in an attempt to rescue him. Police serg [...]
He and Permanent Under Secretary, Thomas Burke were assassinated by nationalists in the Phoneix Park in 1882.
W. B. Yeats used O'Leary, in his great poem, 'September 1913' as the symbol of the lost purity of Irish nationalism: 'Romantic Ireland's dead and gone [...]