Anne Devlin: The Bravest of the Brave

South Dublin Libraries present a lecture entitled

Anne Devlin: The Bravest of the Brave

by Michéal ó Doibhilín at Ballyroan Library on Thursday 25th February 2010 at 8:00 pm

All are welcome but space is limited so booking is essential – call the library on 01 4941900 to reserve your place.

Anne Devlin (c1778-1851) was a devoted servant of Robert Emmet. She lived in Rathfarnham where, in 1803, Emmet rented Butterfield House. As well as being Emmet’s housekeeper Devlin became an accomplice in his plans for rebellion. After the failed insurrection, Butterfield House was raided and Anne Devlin was arrested and tortured but still refused to give any information about Emmet. She was imprisoned in Kilmainham for high treason and was not released until 1806.

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