The casket, which carried the coffin of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa back from New York to Ireland for burial, has been stored in Reenascreena Village for over 50 years. Now, following its re-furbishment, it will be put on public display adjacent to O’Driscoll’s Pub. Members of the O’Driscoll Family will be in attendance. (Rossa’s mother
Life is hectic at Scoil Náisúnta Rae na Scríne as the school year draws to a close.
On Monday 15th June pupils and parents climbed Carrifadda Hill with Calvin Jones as a guide. He helped them to identify plants, trees, mini-beasts and birds. From the top pupils kept a watchful eye on whose silage was
TUESDAY, MAY 12TH, 2015...10:07 AM
Remembering the Lusitania and Julia O’Neill
On May 7th we celebrated the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. We dressed up in costumes from the era, we researched in depth the famous cruise ship. We discovered that a past pupil of Scoil Naisiunta Rae na Scrine, Julia O’Neill, was
Last night June 12th a group of approximately 30 people visited Reenascreena to see sites associated with O'Donovan Rossa. Afterwards they enjoyed an informative talk and rendition of Págraig Pearse's graveside oration by Con O'Callaghan in O'Driscoll's Bar. Bhí an-óiche ag
The programme below details the events scheduled to take place in Reenascreena as part of the upcoming O'Donovan Rossa Centenary commemoration.
Friday 3rd July
7:30 Re-dedication of O’Donovan Rossa Monument
This was originally erected in 1969
8:00 Unveiling of O’Donovan Rossa Casket.
The case in which Rossa’s coffin was transported to Ireland in 1915
9:00 Launch of Shane Kenna’s Books
We are continuing with our fund raising efforts.Every euro will help to make our Centenary Celebrations a success. Contributions can be made directly to Jean Dignan or John Joe O'Driscoll. These can also be made to our bank account:
Bank of Ireland, Clonakilty, Co Cork
Account Name: REENASCREENA: O’Donovan Rossa Committee.
Sort Code: 90-26-10
Account No: 94198440
Preparations are moving along steadily for the events taking place in Reenascreena Village in July to celebrate the centenary of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (1831-1915)
Restoration of the casket is complete and work on the display area is in progress.
Preparations for the various events are advancing and a clean-up and enhancement of the village is underway.