Richard Boss Croker
 

 

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Richard ‘Boss’ Croker 1841-1922

Born in Clonakilty County Cork. His family emigrated to America when he was quite young. After a hard upbringing he became involved in Democratic politics. From 1886-1903 he was the leader of the Party in New York and headed the Tammany organisation. After his retirement he went back to Ireland. His horse Orby won the Derby in 1907, and after it’s death, it was buried in Croker’s estate at Glencairn. After Croker’s death in 1922 he was initially buried in a mausoleum on his estate in Glencairn but after 17 years he was re-interred in Kilgobbin, County Dublin.

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book