The Work of the Fenian Memorial Committee of America

We are committed to resurrecting dormant or vanished memories of the Irish men and women who fought for Ireland, fled to the United States and died on American soil. They are part of a centuries-old tradition of resistance to English rule in Ireland, and Irish America is innately tied to them, their effort and their sacrifice. Remembering them, and indeed memorializing them, is our duty. This work helps us remember where we have come from and where Ireland is headed in its continuing journey towards reunification and independence. We invite you to join us by supporting our financial and educational efforts!

Current Campaign

We are happy to announce that our new campaign has begun. Thomas Hassett (Doneraile, County Cork) and Michael Harrington (Macroom, County Cork) were Fenians who escaped from Fremantle Prison in Western Australia as part of the Catalpa Rescue in 1867. They are both buried in Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York City https://calvarycemeteryqueens.com. They have no gravestones. As part of the Fenian Memorial Committee of America's work, Hassett and Harrington will be the last of the Catalpa Six to have gravestones and/or memorial markers erected by the Fenian Memorial Committee of America to identify them, their heroism and their sacrifice.

 



 

For Donations by Mail:

Fenian Memorial Committee of America
P.O. Box 10416
Cranston, RI 02910

Make Checks Payable to:
George T. McLaughlin
memo: Fenian Memorial Committee of America