On Sunday 16 August 2015 Glasnevin Trust hosted the annual Collins-Griffith commemoration, marking the deaths of both Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins in August 1922. It was followed by the annual Roger Casement Lecture. Each year, in mid-August, the Collins-Griffith Commemoration Society organises the ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery to commemorate the lives and legacies of two…

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On Monday 3 August 2015 a commemorative ceremony was held in Castletown Geoghegan, County Westmeath to remember the awarding of a Victoria Cross to Captain George Arthur Boyd Rochfort. The citation was originally awarded for conspicuous bravery on the Western Front, when on 3 August 1915 Boyd-Rochefort picked up a German trench mortar bomb that had landed…

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On Saturday 1 August 2015 Glasnevin Cemetery hosted the state ceremony commemorating the centenary of the funeral of the Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa (1831-1915). This also marked the beginning of the official centenary programme to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916. Born in Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, O’Donovan Rossa became a key member of the Irish Republican…

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