IF THE August 1915 funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa was a portent of the Irish Volunteers’ military strength, British authorities were given an even clearer picture just five weeks before the Easter Rising began.
Playing with O’Donovan Rossa’s dynamite and his monstrous reign of terror from 1867 to the mid 1880s, is a very irresponsible policy agenda for this state to pursue. No liberal democracy on this earth would place such an evil man on a pantheon of glory.
The centenary commemorations of a pivotal moment in Irish history continue today with the unveiling in Rosscarbery, Co Cork of An Post’s new 70c stamp, featuring a photograph of Pádraig Pearse delivering his historic oration at the graveside of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on August 1, 1915.
Certain things tend to run in families — particularly names. Williams Rossa Cole is a great grandson of O’Donovan Rossa. His brother is Ross Williams Cole, and their father was William Rossa Cole. The brothers have four children between them — all have a Rossa in their name.
AIB All-Ireland Club IHC final: O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim) 1-9 Kilburn Gaels 2-3: Gerard Walsh’s wonderful individual point a minute into injury time of an intense contest sealed the All-Ireland Club IHC title for O’Donovan Rossa.