“He was O’Donovan Rossa, you know the rest”

Liam Cowley delves into the adventurous and little known life of the Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on the 100th anniversary year of his death.

COMMENTThe 1st August marked the 100th anniversary of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral. This Fenian’s death would provide Irish separatists, specifically the Irish Republican Brotherhood’s Military Council under the guidance of Tom Clarke, ostensibly the Wolfe Tone Memorial Committee, …