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In a massive Irish nationalist demonstration in Dublin, the "Manchester Martyrs" are buried in the city cemetery.

Ireland, 1857, zoomable map
12/08/1867

In the Irish city of Dublin, the funeral of the three Fenians executed ten days before in England for the September 1867 murder of a Manchester policeman took place in a massive demonstration of Irish nationalist emotion.  In a drizzling rain, the remains of the men, dubbed the "Manchester Martyrs," were carried to the cemetery at the head of a ninety minute procession with eleven bands and at least 16,000 people.  Similar parades were held at the same time in Limerick and other towns around Ireland.  (By John Osborne)   

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle of Remarkable Occurences in 1867", The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1867 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1868), 163-166.

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