JOHN DEVOY MEMORIAL FUND
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.
John Devoy (Irish: Seán Ó Dubhuí, IPA: [ˈʃaːnˠ oː ˈdˠʊwiː]; 1842–29 September 1928) was an Irish rebel leader and exile. READ MORE
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WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 9:30pm
WHERE: Rory Dolan’s
890 McLean Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
RSVP: Contact Mike Flood – 516.850.4003 OR Clare Barry – 718.380.7513