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Glasnevin Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland

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  • Charles Stewart Parnell (1846 - 1891)
    Notes Lots of photos Charles Stewart Parnell was born June 1846. He was the son of John Henry Parnell and Delia Tudor Stewart. He married Katherine Wood, daughter of Reverend Sir John Page ...
  • Luke Kelly (1940 - 1984)
    Luke Kelly was an Irish singer, folk musician and actor from Dublin, Ireland. Born into a working-class household in Dublin city, Kelly moved to England in his late teens and by his early 20s had becom...
  • James Connolly (1868 - 1916)
    Source: Wikipedia JAMES CONNOLLY James Connoly (5 June 1868 - 12 May 1916) was an Irish republican and socialist leader. He was born in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, Scotland to Irish immigrant pa...
  • Delia Tudor Stewart (1816 - 1898)
    Notes Source: Geni profile of her husband, Charles Stewart Parnell --Terry Teford Cooper Also Find-A-Grave memorial #81267562 -- She was buried in Parnell Circle, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, ...
  • James Byrne (1822 - 1872)
    India Mutiny Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the 86th Regiment, Royal Irish Rifles. On April 3rd, 1858, at Jharsi, India, Private Byrne assisted an officer of his regiment in ...

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

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