Friday 24 March 2017

Generations gather to honour Peadar Kearney, the man who gave us our National Anthem

Dualta O'Broinn, great-grandson of Peadar Kearney, sings Amhrán na bhFiann at the graveside. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Dualta O'Broinn, great-grandson of Peadar Kearney, sings Amhrán na bhFiann at the graveside. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Dualta O Broinn stood proudly at the podium in Glasnevin Cemetery as he sang the National Anthem, which his great grandfather wrote.

He was among seven of the direct descendants of Peadar Kearney who were guests of honour at the republican plot yesterday.

It is the burial place of the co-founder of the Irish Volunteers, who wrote Amhrán na bhFiann and was a personal friend of Michael Collins.

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