Harry Boland Centenary Commemoration

Harry Boland Centenary Commemoration

Monday (bank holiday) 1 August 2022

Free tickets (registration required) for Harry Boland Centenary Commemoration, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin D11 XA32

Register on Eventbrite. 

For Health & Safety reasons, attendance will be restricted. Consequently, we are obliged to allocate tickets on a first come, first served basis.

Harry, Annie and Gerald Boland grave

“It was a friend of my own that was in prison with me that fired the shot. I’ll never tell the name and don’t try to find out. I forgive him and I want no reprisals. I want to be buried in the grave with Cathal Brugha.”

Deathbed wishes of Harry Boland, 1 August 1922, as recorded by his sister, Kathleen Boland.

Running order

Noon Harry Boland grave, Republican Plot

Laying of wreaths

Forógra na Poblachta 1916 á aithris ag Gearóid Boland, nia mhór

Piper’s lament: Wrap The Green Flag Around Me


  • Éamon Ó Cuív T.D. will recite letter of condolence to Harry’s mother, Kate Boland, written by his grandfather, Éamon De Valera, on hearing of the death of Harry.
  • Professor Cathal Brugha, grandson of Terence & Muriel MacSwiney and Cathal & Catriona Brugha, will reflect upon the legacy of Harry Boland and Cathal Brugha.
  • Tribute to Kathleen Boland from her granddaughters and great granddaughters.

Piper’s lament: Harry’s favourite, The Minstrel Boy

Harry Boland Centenary Oration: Gerard Shannon, Historian and biographer of Liam Lynch

Amhrán na bhFiann

1pm Lunch at Glasnevin Cemetery Visitor Centre

2.15pm History Ireland Hedge School: The Life and Times of Harry Boland

at Glasnevin Cemetery Visitor Centre. Podcast will be freely available.


  • Liz Gillis, Historian & author
  • Tim Crowley, Historian & founder of Michael Collins Heritage Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork,
  • Éamon Ó Cuív T.D., grandson of Éamon De Valera
  • Donnacha DeLong, Historian, journalist & great grandnephew