Tallaght Three
 

 

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Stephen O’Donohoe, died 1867

Also buried here are Thomas Farrell and Terence Byrne. O’Donohoe and Byrne fell in the localised skirmish at Tallaght as part of a general Irish Republican Brotherhood rising. Farrell was sentenced to penal servitude and served four years before fighting in the Franco-German war of 1870-71, before joining his comrades in 1871. The inscription on the front reads:

 SACRED /TO THE MEMORY OF  /STEPHEN O’DONOHOE/A PATRIOT OF IRELAND/WHO LOST HIS LIFE AT  TALLAGHT/ON THE 6TH MARCH /1867/IN THE 30TH YEAR /OF HIS AGE/R.I.P.

 THE ERECTION OF THIS MEMORIAL WAS COMPLETED BY THE MONUMENTS COMMITTEE OF THE YOUNG IRELAND SOCIETY IN NOVEMBER 1885

 

and on the back: 

STEPHEN O’DONOHOE/THIS MEMORIAL /HAS BEEN ERECTED/BY HIS ADMIRING COMPATRIOTS/TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY/OF HIS HEROIC DEVOTION/TO HIS COUNTRY/GOD SAVE IRELAND/ 

and on the side is inscribed:

 /INSCRIBED /TO THE MEMORY OF/THOMAS FARRELL/MEMBER OF THE /IRISH REPUBLICAN BROTHERHOOD/WHO DIED 6TH MARCH 1867/FROM THE EFFECTS OF WOUNDS/RECEIVED ON THAT MORNING AT /TALLAGHT/AGED 26 YEARS/AND ALSO TO THE MEMORY OF/TERENCE BYRNE/MEMBER OF THE IRISH REPUBLICAN BROTHERHOOD/AND TREASON FELON HE WAS SENTENCED/TO PENAL SERVITUDE/FOUR YEARS OF WHICH HE ENDURED/ON HIS RELEASE HE VOLUNTEERED/IN THE IRISH BRIGADE SERVICE OF /FRANCE/TO AID THAT PEOPLE IN THEIR STRUGGLE/FOR LIBERTY/HE DIED ON THE 24TH MAY 1871/FROM THE EFFECTS OF HIS IMPRISONMENT/AGED 29 YEARS/HIS REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THIS GRAVE/MAY THEIR SELF SACRIFICE/PRODUCE FRUITFUL RESULTS/MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE

 

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