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John Devoy 1842-1928

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Born in Kill, County Kildare. He was a member of the Fenian movement in Ireland in the 1860s. He was arrested in 1866 and sentenced to fifteen years penal servitude but was released after five years on condition he moved abroad. He emigrated to America where he became a leading light in Clan na Gael. On behalf of the Fenian Brotherhood he commissioned the first modern submarine from John Philip Holland. Recollections of an Irish Rebel was published after his death. He is buried in Dublin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book