Glasnevin Cemetery, created by the mother of Charles Stewart Parnell, "the uncrowned king of Ireland", is the first modern Catholic cemetery in Ireland. Although Parnell himself, the product of a mixed marriage, was Protestant, he is buried in Parnell Circle, as is his mother.
Another notable occupant of the cemetery is Constance Georgine Markievecz, Countess Markievicz. She fought for Irish independence in the 1916 Easter revolt, and was sentenced to death as a result of her leadership role in the affair. Her sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment. She was freed as a heroine after the Republic of Ireland was formed. A total of 16 leaders of the affair were shot; had she not been a woman, there would probably have been 17 people shot.
All of the three profiles mentioned have comfortable positions within the world tree. However, Glasnevin is rich with notable Irish profiles that cannot easily be linked to the world tree. This project is intended to provide them a resting place at Geni, so that subscribers can easily link to them.
In addition, two of the profiles, although not buried at Glasnevin themselves, have close family members who were. Both are profiles of people who were executed for their leadership role in the 1916 Easter Rising. (James Connolly's son was buried at Glasnevin, as was Joseph Plunkett's wife. A third leader of the Rising, Sir Roger Casement, is a legitimate occupant of Glasnevin in his own right.
--Terry Teford Cooper