John O'Mahony
 

 

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John O’Mahony 1816-1877

Born at Kilbenehy, County Limerick. He took part in the 1848 rebellion and escaped to Paris where he stayed until 1852 when he went to America. He was one of the founders of the Fenians and it was he who gave it this name. He translated Keating’s History of Ireland. He died in New York and his body was brought back to Ireland. Cardinal Cullen refused permission for the body to lie in the Pro Cathedral. Charles Kickham delivered the funeral oration. He is buried with Terence Bellew McManus, Patrick Nally and others in the Fenian plot, 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