Irish singer and song writer Sinead O’Connor recorded the single ‘Foggy Dew’ to honour the funeral reenactment of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Dublin on August 1, 2015. The new single from the Irish singer will be available as a free download from August 5, 2015.
O’Donovan Rossa was a popular leader during the Fenian movement during the 19th Century and sought independence from Britain. The burial ceremony at Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery on August 1, 1915 was one of the largest political funerals in Irish History. The funeral oration was delivered by1916 Easter Rising leader Padraig Pearse.
The remains of Rossa were brought to Ireland by the American liner St. Paul from New York to Liverpool. During the 80s O’Donovan was sworn in to the Irish Republican an Brotherhood that is Colloquially as the Fenjans. The IRB was then a small, secret and revolutionary body that was committed to use the force to establish an independent Irish republic.
Rossa was also imprisoned in various jails in England for his activities and later moved to New York and continued his efforts to oppose the British rue in Ireland. There were hundreds of people who walked the footsteps of Rossa during the independence struggle.
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