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From the archives | May 28

Irish revolutionaries speak to IRA rally at Fenway

Declare Irish republic will not be swept or signed away

The Countess Constance de Markievics and Miss Kathleen Barry of Ireland got a great and enthusiastic reception yesterday afternoon from some 6,000 people in Fenway Park, many of whom had come from distant places in New England to see and hear the eloquent Irish women patriots. There were large delegations from Providence, Fall River and New Bedford, Worcester, Fitchburg and Lowell.

And none of these people were disappointed in the eloquence for both of the Irish women are cultured and brilliant speakers. If anything, the dark-haired and dark-eyed little Miss Kathleen Barry -- who looks like a college graduate but talks like a college president -- is the more impressive speaker of the two -- more logical, less emotional, but not a whit less determined and fully as hostile to everything British, where Ireland is concerned, as the “fighting Countess.”

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