Bronterre O’Brien Memorial

James Bronterre O’Brien was an Irish born lawyer who called for working class rights and suffrage. He also called for freedom of the press, and was imprisoned for his challenges to government. He died in poverty and is buried in Abney Park.

The address this year is given by Kevin McCorry, organiser of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association from 1969 - 1975, and a founder member of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.

Saturday 24th June, 1 pm


Meet at the Stoke Newington High St Gates


Park opening times

Abney Park is open from 8am year round and closes at varying times. 

The current opening hours are 8 am – 8 pm daily.


The Visitors Centre

is usually open from
10am – 3pm,  
Monday to Friday,
though times vary
so please call before
making a special visit.

Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH

Tel: 0207 275 7557