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James Connolly - Séamas Ó Conghaile

Edinburgh 1868 - Dublin 1916
Irish republican and socialist leader, aligned to syndicalism and the Industrial Workers of the World
Kane Laser

Cobh - An Cóbh /  James Connolly - <i>Séamas Ó Conghaile</i>   Cobh - An Cóbh /  James Connolly - <i>Séamas Ó Conghaile</i>


Black granite (?) plaque with portrait.


The Irish patriot and socialist James
Connolly was one of the signatories to the
Irish Proclamation of Independence in
1916 and was executed as one of the
leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.

On the 7th March 1911 he addressed an
open-air public meeting in Cobh on the
topic of the case for government provision
of meals for poor children in Irish schools.
His opponents provoked a riot, and
Connolly was forced to flee. He was given
refuge in the bar of this building, then called
the Rob Roy Hotel, until the mob

This plaque commemorates the centenary
of that event.

James Connolly returned to Cobh in 1913
without incident.

Cobh - <i>An Cóbh</i> / James Connolly - <i>Séamas Ó Conghaile</i>

James Connolly

5 June 1868 - 12 May 1916




Locatie (N 51°51'1" - W 8°17'40") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: ie132; Photograph: 15 June 2014
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