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

Recitation of 1916 Proclamation

Musical contribution

Laying of wreath

Graveside Oration: Professor Cathal Brugha, grandson of Terence MacSwiney and Cathal

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.


  • Historian & RTÉ News presenter, David McCullagh
  • Historian & author, Liz Gillis
  • Historian & founder of Michael Collins Heritage Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Tim Crowley
  • Historian, journalist & great grandnephew, Donnacha DeLong