Over the past number of days the Cork 32 County Sovereignty Movement has cleaned the grave of Cork Irish republican Brian (Bryan) Dillon. As seen by the before and after video, Brian (Bryan) Dillons grave was in a very bad state. After intense cleaning and treatment of the stone, we managed to restore it to a respectable state.
Brian (Bryan) Dillion was a member of the IRB in Cork during the mid to late 1800s. A talented artist , Dillion worked towards laying the ground work for a planned rebellion in 1865. Brian (Bryan) was later arrested after the British conducted a search of his house and imprisoned him for drilling volunteers with the intention of going to war with the British crown. Brian (Bryan) was later imprisoned in Pentonville Prison, where Roger Casement would be hanged many years later for his part in the 1916 rebellion. After four and a half years Brian (Bryans) health took a turn for the worst. He was released and returned home where his mother became his carer as his health had deteriorated drastically. Sadly Brian (Bryan) would pass away at home on the 17th of August, 1872. His funeral was one of the largest Cork had ever seen. His remains are buried in the family vault in Rathcooney graveyard, Cork.