Thomas James Clarke
 

 

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Thomas James Clarke 1858-1916

Born in the Isle of Wight. After a spell in the British army he joined Clan na nGael. He was arrested in England on a bombing mission and served 15 years in prison. He settled in Dublin, running a tobacconist shop. He revived the I.R.B., led the first pilgrimage to Bodenstown and despite his age fought during the Easter Rising. His was the first name on the 1916 Proclamation. He is buried in Arbour Hill, Dublin along with the other leaders of the Easter Rising.

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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