He Sowed That We Might Reap

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The Derry branch of the 1916 Societies (Fb) is named after Sean Dolan, an IRA volunteer interned at the outbreak of WWII on the prison ship Al Rawdah (WP | saoirse32) before being moved to Crumlin Road gaol. He was released on grounds of ill health shortly before dying in 1941 at age 28 in Derry. The title of today’s post comes from Dolan’s gravestone, which is in Ardmore. (findagraveéirígí)
It was the 1916 Societies that hoisted an Irish tricolour from the roof of Stormont in June 2015.
The wide shot below shows the 1916 board next to a Fianna roll of honour and an IRSP O’Hara-McCreesh hunger-strikers memorial (see Socialist Volunteers).
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