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Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

Also Known As: "Diarmuid Ó Donnabhain Rosa"
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Rosscarbery, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Death: June 29, 1915 (83)
Staten Island, NY, United States
Place of Burial: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Denis O'Donovan and Nellie Driscoll
Husband of Honora Donovan; Ellen O'Donovan and Mary Jane O'Donovan Rossa
Father of John O'Donovan; Jeremiah O'Donovan; Cornelius O'Donovan; Dennis Donovan; Florence Stephens Donovan and 8 others
Brother of John O'Donovan; Mary O'Donovan; Cornelius O'Donovan and Eliza Donovan

Occupation: Journalist and writer
Managed by: Terry Teford Cooper
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About O'Donovan Rossa

Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

Irish nationalist leader. Manager of the Fenian newspaper in the 1860s, before his arrest and imprisonment. Freed in 1871 and went to America, editing Irish American newspapers and writing numerous books. Died in New York. His interment in Dublin attracted a large crowd of supporters.

"Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924," Jeremiah Donovan Rossa, 1865

  • Name: Jeremiah Donovan Rossa
  • Also Known As:
  • Role of Individual: Prisoner
  • Event: Prison
  • Event Date: 1865
  • Event Place: Richmond (Bridewell), Dublin, Ireland
  • Residence:
  • Age: 34
  • Birthplace: Rosearbury Co Cork?
  • Estimated Birth Year: 1831
  • Prison: Richmond (Bridewell)
  • Offence: High Treason By Compeering Wi


O'Donovan Rossa was married three times and had eighteen children. On 6 June 1853, he married Nora (Nanno) Eager of Skibbereen, who bore him four sons. She died in 1860. In 1861 he married Ellen Buckley of Castlehaven. They had one son (Timothy Francis). She died in July 1863. In November 1864 he married, for the third time, to Mary Jane (Molly) Irwin of Clonakilty. They had thirteen children.

His descendants still live in Staten Island, including a local politician named Jerome X. O'Donovan, who served on the New York City Council.

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O'Donovan Rossa's Timeline

September 1, 1831
Rosscarbery, Cork, Cork, Ireland
September 4, 1831
Rosscarbery, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Age 21
County Cork, Ireland
January 1855
Age 23
Lower Bridgetown, Cork, Ireland
January 1857
Age 25
Skibbereen, Cork, Cork, Ireland
March 9, 1858
Age 26
Skibbereen, Cork,Ireland
July 9, 1863
Age 31
Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland