Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Daniel O' Connell's descendants

The Irish Independent newspaper has an interesting piece about the last wishes of a London lady who was married to the great great grandson of Daniel O' Connell, famous for Roman Catholic emancipation in the country, and his attempts to repeal the deeply unpopular act of union with Britain in the 19th Century. Her ashes have been spread over both the River Thames and buried at Derrynane Abbey in Kerry in equal measures. The full story is at http://www.independent.ie/national-news/descendants-of-the-liberator-daniel-oconnell-take-ancestral-funeral-route-2991848.html

(With thanks to the Genealogy Society of Ireland via Twitter @GenSocIreland)

Chris

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