Postcard image of Parnell's grave


Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Dublin, Ireland

An early twentieth-century postcard of the Home Rule leader Charles Stewart Parnell's grave in Glasnevin, which became a landmark in its own right after his funeral in 1891. Massive public funeral processions to Glasnevin Cemetery can be traced back to its origins as Prospect Cemetery in the 1830s, with the reinterment of John Philpot Curran and later, the funeral of the cemetery’s founder Daniel O'Connell, both of which provided a template for subsequent processions to Glasnevin. From the 1860s onwards these became increasingly politicised nationalist and republican funerals, most famously those of Parnell in 1891 and the veteran Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in 1915. All followed a similar pattern; a lying in state, followed by a lengthy and invariably well-disciplined procession along a circuitous route. The funeral of Ashe was no exception. (Glasnevin Trust).


  • Title: Postcard image of Parnell's grave
  • Date: 1917/2017
  • Location: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

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