Charles Gavan Duffy

















































Sir Charles Gavan Duffy 1816-1903

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Born in Monaghan. He was one of the founders of the Nation along with Thomas Davis and John Blake Dillon. In 1843 he was sent to prison along with Daniel O’Connell. He became involved with the Young Irelanders and further imprisonment followed and after 1849 he decided that the policy of force had failed. Disillusionment over the next few years saw him quit Ireland for Australia in 1855. He quickly became involved in politics there and after holding several ministerial posts, he became Prime Minister of Victoria in 1871. His published works include The Ballad Poetry of Ireland, Young Ireland A Fragment of Irish History 1840-50, Four Years of Irish History 1845-49, My Life in Two Hemispheres, A Bird’s Eye View of Irish History and a biography of Thomas Davis. He is buried in Dublin.

Emily Gavan Duffy, née MacDermott, died 1845, was the wife of Gavan Duffy. She is buried in the same cemetery as her husband.



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