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John Devoy

  • Birth 3 Sep 1842 Kill, County Kildare, Ireland
  • Death 29 Sep 1928 Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Memorial ID 5746943

Irish nationalist. Jailed in England in 1866 for being leader of the Fenian orgnaisation. Emigrated to America on his release and founded the Irish-American organisation Clan na Gael. Initially supported de Valera in raising funds for Ireland in America, but this turned to rivalry between Clan na Gael and Sinn Fein. Devoy died in poverty in Atlantic City; his remains were later transported to Ireland.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 7 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5746943
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Devoy (3 Sep 1842–29 Sep 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5746943, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .