James Francis Xavier O'Brien

















































James Francis Xavier O’Brien 1828-1905

He was one of the most prominent Fenian leaders in the south of the country. He was sentenced to be hung drawn and quartered for leading the fight at Mallow Junction in 1867. This was later commuted to penal servitude for life but after a number of years in jail he was set free. He was M.P. for South Mayo for ten years. He 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