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Saoirse go Deo
07-09-2012, 04:57 PM
Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Sunday 9th September 2012.

Unveiling of new O'Donovan Rossa monument will be preceded by a tour of republican graves with historian and author Ray Bateson. This tour will commence at main gates at 11.00 sharp (not 11.15 as previously stated).

We encourage all our friends to bring along as many friends, family, etc... as possible. Everybody welcome.

More good work by the NGA, might head along to this myself.

C. Flower
07-09-2012, 06:11 PM
More good work by the NGA, might head along to this myself.

Please take your camera, :) it would be nice to see it.

Was there no monument before ?

Saoirse go Deo
09-09-2012, 02:27 PM
Didn't make it myself but here's a pic from Aengus O Snodaigh's facebook

http://omg.wthax.org/621616_2372796655758_1025495023_o.jpg

C. Flower
09-09-2012, 03:19 PM
It was a very plain grave before. This photo was after renovation, whatever that involved, in 1990.

http://www.irishfreedom.net/Fenian%20graves/J%20O%27D%20Rossa/final%20rossa.JPG

Stanley 2
09-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Bertie used and abused this man's name by collecting more brown envelopes than An Post by attaching his name to the local Cumann, straight gangsta bank more like, the mafia who needed a political cause to make the money.

C. Flower
30-07-2015, 02:43 PM
This Saturday, in Dublin, a re-enactment of the funeral of O'Donovan Rossa.

http://www.anphoblacht.com/contents/25194

Arrangements at Glasnevin.

http://www.glasnevintrust.ie/visit-glasnevin/news/odonovan-rossa-state-even/index.xml

C. Flower
30-07-2015, 02:50 PM
In the Indo today, the Redmondite view -

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/lethal-legacy-of-pearses-oration-at-the-graveside-of-odonovan-rossa-31414645.html

Dr. FIVE
30-07-2015, 05:35 PM
In the Indo today, the Redmondite view -

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/lethal-legacy-of-pearses-oration-at-the-graveside-of-odonovan-rossa-31414645.html

That chap also happens to be the Information Officer of the Israeli Embassy in Ireland. Curious to see him take a dim view of "unmandated political violence" no?

Saoirse go Deo
30-07-2015, 06:26 PM
The reenactment should be something special to see. I have to work unfortunately but the word is that the graveyard tickets are long gone... unless you know who to ask.

Dr. FIVE
30-07-2015, 07:44 PM
tbh, the regular tour at Glasnevin does a decent enough recital of the speech every other day

Saoirse go Deo
30-07-2015, 10:03 PM
tbh, the regular tour at Glasnevin does a decent enough recital of the speech every other day

They are reinacting the funeral procession from town with everyone in period costume, its more than just the speech

Dr. FIVE
30-07-2015, 10:13 PM
oh right, that would be good alright

Saoirse go Deo
30-07-2015, 10:31 PM
oh right, that would be good alright

The event, organised by Sinn Fein, will be a ‘full scale reenactment’ of the historic O’Donovan Rossa funeral cortege through the streets of Dublin that took place in 1915.

The procession will follow the original route from City Hall to Glasnevin cemetery and will conclude with a re-enactment of Padraig Pearse’s famous graveside oration.

The cortege will feature a horse-drawn hearse, marching bands, uniformed Irish volunteer cavalry, and a 40-strong uniformed guard of honour provided by the Cabra Historical Society.

C. Flower
30-07-2015, 10:35 PM
They are reinacting the funeral procession from town with everyone in period costume, its more than just the speech

There are screens outside and room there 5000 people. The 1500 tickets are gone.

It's a big occasion.

Great documentary on RTE One now on Glasnevin "One Million Dubliners" http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/live/8/

Saoirse go Deo
01-08-2015, 06:51 PM
The Shinners really went all out, some pics from APRN.

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Saoirse go Deo
01-08-2015, 06:52 PM
James Connolly
Why The Citizen Army Honours Rossa
(1915)

From Rossa Souvenir, July 1915.
Transcribed by The James Connolly Society in 1997.

In honouring O’Donovan Rossa the workers of Ireland are doing more than merely paying homage to an unconquerable fighter. They are signifying their adhesion to the principle of which Rossa till his latest days was a living embodiment – the principle that the freedom of a people must in the last analysis rest in the hands of that people – that there is no outside force capable of enforcing slavery upon a people really resolved to be free, and valuing freedom more than life. We in Ireland have often forgotten that truth, indeed it may be even asserted that only an insignificant minority of the nation ever learned it. And yet, that truth once properly adopted as the creed of a nation would become the salvation of the nation.

For slavery is a thing of the soul, before it embodies itself in the material things of the world. I assert that before a nation can be reduced to slavery its soul must have been cowed, intimidated or corrupted by the oppressor. Only when so cowed, intimidated or corrupted does the soul of a nation cease to urge forward its body to resist the imposition of the shackles of slavery; only when the soul so surrenders does any part of the body consent to make truce with the foe of its national existence.

When the soul is conquered the articulate expression of the voice of the nation loses its defiant accent, and taking on the whining colour of compromise, begins to plead for the body. The unconquered soul asserts itself, and declares its sanctity to be more important than the interests of the body; the conquered soul ever pleads first that the body may be saved even if the soul is damned.

For generations this conflict between the sanctity of the soul and the interests of the body has been waged in Ireland.

The soul of Ireland preached revolution, declared that no blood-letting could be as disastrous as a cowardly acceptance of the rule of the conqueror, nay, that the rule of the conqueror would necessarily entail more blood-letting than revolt against the rule. In fitful moments of spiritual exaltation Ireland accepted that idea, and such men as O’Donovan Rossa becoming possessed of it became thenceforth the living embodiment of that gospel. But such supreme moments passed for the multitude, and the nation as a nation sank again into its slavery, and its sole articulate expression to reach the ears of the world were couched in the fitful accents of the discontented, but spiritless slave – blatant in his discontent, spiritless in his acceptance of subjection as part of the changeless order of things.

The burial of the remains of O’Donovan Rossa in Irish soil, and the functions attendant thereon must inevitably raise in the mind of every worker the question of his or her own mental attitude to the powers against which the departed hero was in revolt. That involves the question whether those who accept that which Rossa rejected have any right to take part in honour paid to a man whose only title to honour lies in his continued rejection of that which they have accepted. It is a question each must answer for himself or herself. But it can neither be answered carelessly, nor evaded.

The Irish Citizen Army in its constitution pledges its members to fight for a Republican Freedom for Ireland. Its members are, therefore, of the number who believe that at the call of duty they may have to lay down their lives for Ireland, and have so trained themselves that at the worst the laying down of their lives shall constitute the starting point of another glorious tradition – a tradition that will keep alive the soul of the nation.

We are, therefore, present to honour O’Donovan Rossa by right of our faith in the separate destiny of our country, and our faith in the ability of the Irish workers to achieve that destiny.

C. Flower
02-08-2015, 08:42 PM
Pearse's book "The Coming Revolution" of 1915 is a very important series of articles published in 1915, and that provide the full background to what he sketched out in the graveside oration.

He traced the development of the Irish independence movement from Tone through Lawlor, Mitchell and Davis. It is very clear, the language modern, and goes repeatedly to the issue of property and landownership in a free Ireland - should there be private property or not. A wonderful book, I think. It is an analytical book, but also a call to arms.

http://www.ucc.ie/celt/online/E900007-003/

Saoirse go Deo
11-08-2015, 10:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XICg5QeNv9I