He served his country and loved his kind



Thomas Osborne Davis, patriot, poet and philosopher, was born in Mallow, Co. Cork on the 14th October 1814 and died in Dublin on the 16th September 1845, where he is buried there in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold’s Cross.

With Charles Gavan Duy and John Blake Dillon he was co-founder of e Nation journal in 1842 whose motto was “To create and foster public opinion in Ireland and to make it racy of the soil.” He was also a member of e Young Irelanders and O’Connell’s Repeal Association.

The compilation of this journal is a tribute to his memory and includes articles and extracts from his many essays and poems including his most famous poem;