John Amnesty Nolan
 

 

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John (Amnesty) Nolan, died 1887

Nolan was a prominent Fenian who organised the huge amnesty rally in Cabra in 1869. It was Michael Davitt who arranged to have the memorial erected. His monument reads: 

TO THE MEMORY OF /JOHN “AMNESTY” NOLAN/

DIED IN /ST VINCENT’S HOSPITAL, /NEW YORK 1887/WHO AS ORGANISER OF /THE GREAT NATIONAL /MOVEMENT FOR THE /RELEASE OF IRISH /POLITICAL PRISONERS /(1870 –1877) /AIDED SO SPLENDIDLY /THE LATE /MR ISAAC BUTT /IN HIS COORDINATE /WORK OF FOUNDING /THE HOME RULE /ORGANISATION.

 And underneath:

ERECTED /AS AN HUMBLE TRIBUTE OF /GRATITUDE BY ONE WHOM HE HELPED /TO RELEASE FROM ENGLANDS PRISONS /AND WHO HONORS THE MEMORY OF /A TRUE SOLDIER OF IRISH LIBERTY./R.I.P.

 

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