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Irish rebel’s headstone to be blessed on Easter Monday

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IRISH rebel William Ryan has received a headstone to honour his role in Ireland’s independence battle nearly 60 years after being buried in an unmarked grave. Mr Ryan was one of the rebels who fought as a volunteer in the Dublin GPO during Easter Week 1916, and later in Ireland’s War of Independence. He migrated to Brisbane in 1926 and ... Read More »

Easter Rising hero remembered 100 years on

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BRISBANE Catholics are rallying to make sure the unmarked grave of an Irishman who risked his life for the independence of Ireland soon has a headstone. About 130 people gathered around the grave of William Ryan at Nudgee cemetery last Sunday on the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin. Mr Ryan joined fellow Irish citizens on Easter Monday, ... Read More »

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