Roger Casement
 

 

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Sir Roger Casement 1864-1916

Born in Sandycove, County Dublin. After the death of his parents he was educated in Ballycastle. He joined the British Consular Service and reported on the excesses of the rubber trade in the Congo, and later in Peru for which he was given a knighthood in 1911.  He retired to Ireland in 1913 and joined the Irish Volunteers. He was charged with treason after a failed gun running expedition in 1916. He was sentenced to death and was hanged in Pentonville prison. He was buried initially in Pentonville but his remains were brought to Dublin and interred there in 1965 .

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quite by chance I came across the grave of his brother Tom Casement. After the establishment of the Irish Republic Tom tried to set up an Irish Coast Guard. Although he didn't succeed, the Coast Life Saving Service was set up. Tom Casement became its first Inspector.

In another Dublin cemetery is the grave of Roger casement's ADC.