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Glasnevin Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland

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  • Piaras Béaslaí (1881 - 1965)
    Piaras Béaslaí (15 February 1881 – 22 June 1965) was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), a member of Dáil Éireann and also an Irish author, playwright...
  • 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, ...
  • John Blake Dillon (1814 - 1866)
    He was called to the Irish Bar in 1841. As a founding member of the Young Ireland movement he was arrested after the 1848 rebellion even though he opposed the rebellion, convicted of High Treason, sent...
  • James Clarence Mangan (1803 - 1849)
    James Clarence Mangan Irish poet Career Mangan began submitting verses to Dublin publications, the first being published in 1818. From 1820 he adopted the middle name Clarence. In 1830 he began p...
  • Robert Hewson (1850 - 1919)
    Baptism St Pauls RC. Sponsor Julia Corr 1911 Census - Residents of a house 43 in Avondale Avenue (Arran Quay, Dublin)

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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