Pearse's Graveside Oration

Pearse's Graveside Oration

Pat Cooke of University College Dublin talks about Patrick Pearse's graveside oration at O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral.

Politics and Parting

Politics and Parting

Dr Regina Uí Chollatáin explains the circumstances surrounding Douglas Hyde's decision to resign from the presidency of the Gaelic League.

Commemorating O’Donovan Rossa

Commemorating O’Donovan Rossa

Find out more about the programme to commemorate Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in his native west Cork

Pacifism or Physical Force?

Pacifism or Physical Force?

Ed Mulhall on Francis Sheehy Skeffington, Thomas MacDonagh & the Course of Irish Nationalism, 1915

Preparing to Speak to History

Preparing to Speak to History

Ed Mulhall looks at the account given by Pearse's friend Desmond Ryan of the weeks leading up to O'Donovan Rossa's funeral

Issue 59: 2015-07-29
Photograph of ‘Ireland unfree shall never be at peace’
Crowds gather at the graveside of veteran Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa in Glasnevin cemetery Photo: National Library of Ireland, KE 234

‘Ireland unfree shall never be at peace’

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 1 August 1915 - Patrick Pearse, the schoolteacher and Irish language activist, delivered a stirring oration at the graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa at Glasnevin cemetery. In the course...

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Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.