JOHN DEVOY MEMORIAL FUND

JOHN DEVOY MEMORIAL FUND


OUR MISSION

The John Devoy Committee of New York, a subcommittee of the County Kildare Association of New York, is the organizational force behind the John Devoy Memorial Fund and has set a goal to raise $45,000 to erect a life-size bronze statue of Devoy in a prominent public space in Naas on the approval of local authorities.

Devoy played a key role in the struggle for self-determination for his home country leading up to the Easter Rebellion and was a cornerstone for Irish freedom.

The statue in Naas will revive interest in this great hero who has been largely forgotten by history as Irish at home and abroad prepare for the centennial of the Easter Rebellion in 2016. The target date for the erection of the statue is September, 2015, six months before the anniversary of the Centennial In order to accomplish this project, the Committee is appealing for support from Irish institutions worldwide and in the United States as Devoy lived in the U.S. far longer than he lived in Ireland.

In addition to the far reaching online donation drive, the Committee is organizing various fundraisers, concerts and special events.

DONATE

Make a donation today and help ensure this rebel leader
& hero receives the recognition he rightly deserves.


FOR MAIL-IN DONATIONS:
Please make out checks to:

The County Kildare Association – JDM Fund
78 Walnut Avenue
Floral Park, NY 11001

OUR STORY

The fundraising campaign is the brainchild of Kildare Association and former Kilmead, Athy, Kildare resident, Mike Flood, whose experiences during the Vietnam War inspired him to take on this project to honor Devoy. After joining the Marine Corps in 1968, Flood served honorably during his time in the service but was badly wounded twice over the course of his tour of duty. Flood still suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. His experiences during the war inspired Flood to take on the project honoring Devoy, “The Forgotten Hero.” The project has been on his mind since reading an Op-Ed piece in the Irish Echo by Terry Golway. Flood explains, “We know about the horrors of war. Let our cause be about honoring history and a great Kildare man, John Devoy, who fought so diligently for the cause of Irish Freedom. Let’s get the statue up in Poplar Square, Naas A.S.A.P.” READ MORE


Mike Flood – Campaign Founder

OUR PRESS RELEASE

YONKERS, NY – Forgotten Heroes rarely receive the place of honor they deserve, and Mike Flood is dead set on changing that. Flood and his committee are spearheading a new effort to commission a statue of Irish Freedom Fighter John Devoy in Naas, County Kildare. The John Devoy Committee of New York, a subcommittee of the County Kildare Association of New York, is the organizational force behind the John Devoy Memorial Fund and has set a goal to raise $45,000 to erect a life-size bronze statue of Devoy in a prominent public space in Naas on the approval of local authorities. READ MORE

LEARN MORE ABOUT JOHN DEVOY

John Devoy (Irish: Seán Ó Dubhuí, IPA: [ˈʃaːnˠ oː ˈdˠʊwiː]; 1842–29 September 1928) was an Irish rebel leader and exile. READ MORE

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

Visit Our Facebook Page. Coming Soon.

CONTACT INFORMATION

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW, OR TO COVER THIS STORY IN YOUR PUBLICATION CONTACT:
Terence Burke
516-666-1598
tburke.bnsmusic@comcast.net

UPCOMING EVENTS

The John Devoy Committee of New York is proud to present Ireland’s #1 Rebel Band, The Druids, for a special night of music and merriment. READ FLYER

WHEN:        Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 9:30pm
WHERE:      Rory Dolan’s
                     890 McLean Avenue
                     Yonkers, NY 10704
TICKETS:    $15
RSVP:          Contact Mike Flood – 516.850.4003 OR Clare Barry – 718.380.7513

 

 

© Copyright County Kildare 2011. All rights reserved.