O’DONOVAN ROSSA. Souvenir Booklet issued by O’Donovan Rossa Memorial Committee, Dublin, on the occasion of the unveiling of the Memorial to O’Donovan Rossa by the President of Ireland (Mr. Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh) in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin, on Sunday 6th June, 1954. 


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Dublin: Printed at the Sign of the Three Candles, 1954. 24 pp. Quarto. Illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. Rare.
Includes the text of Pearse’s celebrated panegyric delivered at Rossa’s grave in 1915. When Pearse gave this oration on 1st August, he gave notice of the nationalist unrest: “Life springs from death - and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations. The Defenders of this Realm have worked well in secret and in the open. They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools! - they have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace”.


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