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John Devoy

Birthplace: Kill, County Kildare
Death: Died in New York City
Place of Burial: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Dublin County, Ireland
Managed by: Terry Teford Cooper
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About John Devoy

Irish nationalist. Jailed in England in 1866 for being leader of the Feinian organization. Emigrated to America on his release and founded the Irish-American organization Clan na Gael. Initially supported de Valera in raising funds for Ireland in America, but this turned into rivalry between Clan na Gael and Sinn Fein. Devoy died in poverty in Atlantic City. His remains were later transported to Ireland.

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John Devoy's Timeline

September 3, 1842
Kill, County Kildare
September 29, 1928
Age 86
New York City
Dublin, Dublin County, Ireland