17 September 2015: History Ireland ‘Hedge School: ‘Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: his life and afterlife’, and launch of O’Donovan Rossa centenary exhibition, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin 11

Hedge School logoPLAINdOn Thursday 17 September 2015 Glasnevin Trust hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: his life and afterlife’. In 1856 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa began a revolutionary career that would span nearly 60 years when he founded the Phoenix Society, subsumed two years later into the Irish Republican Brotherhood. It ended with his funeral in Glasnevin Cemetery on 1st August 1915, where Patrick Pearse delivered his famous graveside oration.  The debate was chaired by History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, and the panelists were Gabriel Doherty (UCC), Judith Campbell (Drew University, New Jersey), Conor McNamara (NUI Galway), Shane Kenna (Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: unrepentant Fenian). The event began at 7pm in the Museum’s Prospect Gallery with the official launch of the O’Donovan Rossa Funeral Exhibition.

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