Teach do laoch / Home for a hero
Teach Dhoire Fhíonáin / Derrynane House
Bhí bá ar leith ag Dónall Uí Chonaill, 'an Fuascailteoir' agus athair ghluaiseacht neamhspleáchais na hÉireann le Doire Fhíonáin. Ba é an stocaireacht a rinne sé ba chúis le hachtú Acht Fhuascailt na gCaitliceach 1829, acht a d'fhág go raibh cead ag Caitlicigh cosúil leis féin suíocháin a bheith acu i bParlaiment na Breataine. Bhí sé ainmnithe fiú mar an chéad Rí ar an mBeilg.
Ag triall abhaile ar Dhoire Fhíonáin
Rugadh é gar do Chathair Saidhbhín sa bhliain 1775. Thug sé a chéad chuairt ar Dhoire Fhíonáin nuair a bhí sé ina leanbh agus bhí sé le haltramú ag an bhfear a bhí fostaithe ag a uncail le haire a thabhairt do na ba. Is Gaeilge amháin a labhair sé go dtí go raibh sé cúig bliana d'aois. Fágadh Tigh Mór Dhoire Fhíonáin aige le huacht in 1825. Bhíodh a fhios aige i gcónaí go raibh sé gar don bhaile, i ndiaidh dó a bheith ag filleadh ó Londain agus ó Bhaile Átha Cliath, nuair a shroich a chapall Marcaíocht Uí Chonaill, an rian garbh idir Bealach Chom an Chiste agus Doire Fhíonáin.
Laethanta saoire oibre
Níor éirigh le Ó Conaill sos a ghlacadh ón obair fiú le
[Fotheidil íomhá, ó chlé go deas, léite]
• Mórshiúl caithréimeach Dhónaill Uí Chonaill trí shráideanna Bhaile Átha Cliath, 1844
• Portráid de Dónal Ó Conaill de chuid J P Ó hAbharthaigh R.H.A.
• Póstaer feachtas toghchánaíochta a thacaíonn le polaiteoirí Éireannacha de Barra agus de Róiste do Dhónaill Uí Chonaill, 1835.
[Níl an t-eolas inset ceart ar dheis agus níl sé trascríofa]
Derrydane was a special place for Daniel O'Connell, 'the Liberator' and father of the Irish independence movement. His campaigning pushed through the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829 which allowed Catholics like himself to take their seats in the British Parliament. He was even proposed as first King of Belgium.
Home to Derrynane
Born near Cahersiveen in 1775, he made his first journey to Derrynane as a baby to be fostered to his uncle's cowman. He spoke only Irish until he was five. He inherited Derrynane House in 1825. He knew that he was nearing home from his many travels to London and Dublin when his horse joined
A working holiday
O'Connell could not escape work even at Derrynane. A servant carrying a mailbag of important papers would seek him out when hunting in the hills.
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• Daniel O'Connell's triumphant procession through Dublin's streets, 1844
• Portrait of Daniel O'Connell by J P Haverty R.H.A.
• Election campaign poster supporting the Irish politicians Barry and Roche for Daniel O'Connell, 1835
[Bottom right inset information is non-historical and not transcribed]
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Location. 51° 45.787′ N, 10° 7.738′ W. Marker is in Derrynane More, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker is at the Derrynane House parking lot, about 2.25 km WSW of the Ring of Kerry Road (National Road N70). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Derrynane More, Munster V23 FX65, Ireland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bóthar an Ime / Bóthar an Chuinsailéara (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); The Sun / An ghrian (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Com an Chiste (approx. 3 kilometers away); Colonel Patrick J. Quinlan
Also see . . .
1. Derrynane House. (Submitted on October 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Daniel O'Connell at Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.