Charles Stewart Parnell
 

 

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Charles Stewart Parnell 1846-1891

Born in Avondale, Co Wicklow. He was the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party in 1880 and led the campaign for land reform. He held the balance of power in Westminster. Gladstone’s subsequent Home Rule policies were defeated by members of his own party. The forged Parnell Letters and their repudiation won him more support but it was lost when he was cited in a divorce action as co-respondent. Parnell later married his Kitty. He died in Brighton and his remains were brought over and lay in state for a few hours in City Hall in Dublin. His funeral rivaled that of O’Connell in size and in grief. He is buried in Dublin.

His mother also lies beside him. The granite stone with his name on it was taken from his estate in 1939 at Avondale. The second photo was taken on Ivy Day October 2001.

 

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