Co Cork Association- O Donovan Rossa Commemoration - June 28th



RE:  O'Donovan Rossa Centenary Commemorative Program of New York



The County Cork Association, members of the NY GAA, and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians comprise the Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa Centenary Commemorative Program of New York; a transatlantic collaboration with the O'Donovan Rossa Centenary Commemoration Committee in Ireland.  A full program of events taking place in both Ireland and New York is available online at:http://odonovanrossacentenary.com/ (Centenary Committee Program attached)



On Saturday, June 27th at Gaelic Park a 7's tournament will take place beginning at 10:30 AM with a social reception to follow. ( ODR GAA tournament flyer attached)



On Sunday, June 28th 2015 at 1:00 PM The County Cork BP&P Association will commemorate the life and legacy of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, at The Cork Hall, located at: 33-01 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 (Cork Press Release attached)



Additionally, on Monday, June 29th a Mass will be held at St. Peter's RC Church on Staten Island at 12 noon, with a wreath laying ceremony to follow at O'Donovan Rossas family grave, sponsored by the AOH.  Relatives of O'Donovan Rossa are expected to participate in the commemorations including two great grandsons who are producing a documentary in order to mark the occasion. (LAOH letter attached)



Additional Background


The documentary Rossa Irish Rebel is a personal investigation into the life and legacy of O'Donovan Rossa by his American great-grandsons told within the context of the controversies leading up to the 100-year anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland. For futher information please visit: http://www.rossafilm.com/

A biography on O'Donovan Rossa by Irish author and historian Dr. Shane Kenna is set to be released this summer.  For further information, please visit: http://www.shanekenna.ie/<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.shanekenna.ie_&d=AwMFaQ&c=5yFKllsigsli754krOZ121966SdpQz8XrYazSLg5YxQ&r=o-y68GJy1wj8TsBpH51OIZXsQPIz0Wsbqi6DkydNvfg&m=8ijbLw7reflNx8J5_uzlPsB9VvD1VPgKssKBSX8RXio&s=ey9Cde88Tu08OuCAPI3UTvCFc1WE74t0y-ob72dOcKI&e=>