Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photo of the Day

More from Glasnevn cemetery. The grave of Eamon De Valera 1882-1975. De Valera was the only surviving commandant of the 1916 rising. He was President of the revolutionary republic from 1919 to 1922. He founded Fianna Fail in 1927 and became leader of the country in 1932 serving in the office of President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State from 1932 to 1937. After initiating fundamental constitutional reform in 1937 he went on to serve as Taoiseach from 1937 to 1948, 1951 to 1954 and 1957 to 1959. He then went on to serve two terms in the largely ceremonial role of President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973.

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