Rhode Island 'Invincible Fenians' Commemoration

"Invincible Fenians" Frank and Mary Byrne will be remembered at a ceremony on Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m. in Old Saint Mary’s Cemetery Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Guest speaker will be Aidan Lambert, of the Invincibles Reinterment Campaign, Dublin

There will be an oration by Sean Whelan, Chairman, National Graves Association, Dublin and a benediction by Fr. Henry Reid.

In attendance will be descendants of the Byrnes.

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The event is sponsored by The Fenian Memorial Committee of America.

The Invincible Fenians Frank and Mary Byrne, according to a release, were part of the Irish Land League and followers of Charles Stewart Parnell before becoming avid Fenians.

"They were eventually arrested and released, under suspicion of helping to plan the Phoenix Park assassinations of the British Chief Secretary for Ireland and his assistant.

"They fled via France and Ireland to America, dying in exile in Rhode Island, after living in New York. Frank was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Rhode Island."

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