John Boyle O’Reilly was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, and was transported to Western Australia.
He escaped to America, and campaigned for the Irish community and culture through his paper Boston’s The Pilot.
The world is large when its weary
leagues two loving hearts divide,
But the world is small when your enemy
is loose on the other side.
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Did you know?Fans of Game of Thrones can soon visit some of the key filming locations in Northern Ireland, in a move that will provide a huge tourism boost for the area. Find out more.
Have you heard about…A two-minute film from showcases Irish dancing in all its glory. It sees Cork trio Kieran Hardiman, Alan Kenefick and Ciaran Plummer performing their perfectly choreographed routine around the grounds of University College Cork. Find out more.
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