Countess Markiewicz
 

 

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Countess Markievicz 1868-1927

Born Constance Gore-Booth in London. She was involved with the Gaelic League and the Irish Literary Revival. She helped form Na Fianna in 1909 and she fought with the Citizen Army in 1916, second in command to Michael Mallin. She was condemned to death, the sentence later being commuted. In 1918 she was elected to the British House of Commons but did not take her seat as she was in Holloway prison at the time. She was opposed to the Treaty and was imprisoned again. She joined Fianna Fáil in 1926 and was elected to the Dáil in 1927 but died soon after. She is buried in 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