Peadar Kearney
 

 

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Peadar Kearney 1883-1942

Born in Dublin. A house painter by trade, he wrote the words to The Soldiers Song in 1907. It became the anthem for the Volunteers in 1913 and its popularity grew particularly after 1916. Kearney fought with Thomas MacDonagh in Jacobís Factory during Easter Week and was interned in County Down. Other songs he wrote include The Tri-Coloured Ribbon, Down by the Glenside and Whack Fol the Diddle. 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