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Groundhog
11th November 2006, 01:53
Post your photos here. Any war, any size as long as it's in Ireland.

SS Formby-SS Coningbeg Memorial, The Quay, Waterford. Near the Tower Hotel.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CopyofFormby_ConingbegMemorial1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CopyofFormby_ConingbegMemorial5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CopyofFormby_ConingbegMemorial6.jpg

Groundhog
11th November 2006, 01:55
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CopyofFormby_ConingbegMemorial7.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Formby_ConingbegMemorial8.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CopyofOcallaghan_A2.jpg

The O'Callaghan Family grave in Newtown, Co. Waterford, commemorating Annie O'Callaghan lost on the SS. Formby and below another commemoration in Ballygunner Cemetery.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CopyofCondon_T1.jpg

Groundhog
11th November 2006, 01:58
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CastleblakeMemorial.jpg

Memorial at Castleblake, Co. Tipperary.

Steamy Window
23rd January 2007, 23:27
Photos taken by a housemate. Drogheda....

Groundhog
7th February 2007, 13:20
This memorial commemorates the 16 soldiers killed in training in the Glen in 1941. I would have thought that the lads killed in the 1977 mortar accident would have been added.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Imaal3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Imaal2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Imaal1.jpg

Steamy Window
7th February 2007, 14:33
What happened that 16 men died?

DeV
7th February 2007, 14:51
It was during the testing of an anti-tank mine.

In addition 3 men were totally blinded (1 of whom was also partially disabled).

Docman
7th February 2007, 18:32
http://www.teachnet.ie/eorourke/stephens%20green2.jpg

One of the more obvious. St. Stephens Green Main gate - dedicated to the Irish dead (on the British side) of the Boer war

Goldie fish
7th February 2007, 18:49
There was a monument outside the Church In Collins Barracks, Cork to the other men killed in the Glen in 1977, however there is some construction work ongoing there at the moment, and Its difficult to get near.

Darksaga
7th February 2007, 20:42
There is also one in tramore Co. Waterford of a plane that crashed near the shore.

Goldie fish
7th February 2007, 22:02
Are you referring to the Dh248 memorial?

Groundhog
7th February 2007, 22:20
There was a monument outside the Church In Collins Barracks, Cork to the other men killed in the Glen in 1977, however there is some construction work ongoing there at the moment, and Its difficult to get near.

True, but putting an additional plaque on the Glen site should have been an obvious move.

Darksaga
8th February 2007, 04:24
Are you referring to the Dh248 memorial?

Could be, havent seen it in a few years.

Groundhog
14th February 2007, 18:21
Someone else has done all the work... Groundhog for some of them I see...

http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/

That's an ongoing project. There are many more memorals than that in the country.

farlee
24th March 2007, 20:53
There is a memorial at Pickardstown near Tramore from the war of Independence, and also a memorial at the Doneraile walk in Tramore to the men who died when the troop ship Seahorse sank in Tramore bay. It was returning from the Crimea with the 2nd battalion of the 59th regiment of foot soldiers.



http://homepage.eircom.net/~tramoregaa/history.htm (http://homepage.eircom.net/~tramoregaa/history.htm)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/comm6026/399200189/

Ta Dawn
25th March 2007, 16:39
There is also a monument on the quay in waterford city to all irish men that died for irish freedom just down from the clock tower towards the bridge. There is the republican plot out in ballygunner grave yard, and also the Liam Lynch memorial deep in the comeragh mountians. Have yet to find it but havnt spent much time looking to be honest. There is also Killrosinty where some of the leaders of the west Waterford flying colum are burried in the local grave yard. There is memorials and wreath laying every Easter Sunday at the above.

Groundhog
25th March 2007, 17:47
...and also the Liam Lynch memorial deep in the comeragh mountians. Have yet to find it but havnt spent much time looking to be honest. ...

That's because you're looking in the wrong mountains. The Liam Lynch memorial is in the Knockmealdowns.

Goldie fish
25th March 2007, 21:50
That's because you're looking in the wrong mountains. The Liam Lynch memorial is in the Knockmealdowns.


Ole Cousin Liam.(Grandfathers first cousin). The site of the "ambush" is difficult to find, unless you know what you are looking for, and the weather is with you.
It is located at N52 15.105 W7 51.449. East of the Vee. The way i usually find it is by turning for the Vee at Clogheen(Co Tipperary), and taking the second left following the valley along until you reach an X shaped crossroads. The site is signposted there, but realistically you require some sort of offroad vehicle to get there, as it is in the middle of some mountainous forestry. If logging is in progress, the forestry tracks can become rutted and difficult.
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2237&g2_serialNumber=1
In the background, the round tower you see in the middle of the trees is the monument.

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2228&g2_serialNumber=2

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2231&g2_serialNumber=2
I am told he was a keen sportsman, and like the rest of the family, Kept Greyhounds for coursing, and the base of the monument is guarded by four stone Greyhounds.
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2243&g2_serialNumber=1
There is no window here. Some say the monument is incomplete.

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2240&g2_serialNumber=1

Groundhog
25th March 2007, 23:43
I am told he was a keen sportsman, and like the rest of the family, Kept Greyhounds for coursing, and the base of the monument is guarded by four stone Greyhounds.

They're supposed to be Irish Wolfhounds. The tower was built in the the 1930s but the four mutts weren't put in place until the 90s.

Lynch wasn't shot in an ambush as such, he was being pursued by National Army troops when he was felled by a bullet. He ordered his comrades to leave him and escape. The soldiers thought they had captured de Valera at first. They carried him fro the hillside to Newcastle which is quite a walk let me tell you and then transported him to Clonmel where he died that evening. He's buried in Kilcrumper cemetery, Fermoy. This Celtic Cross serves as his headstone and also a monument to the East Cork Brigade. Not all the men named on it are buried in the plot.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/kilcrumper_lynch_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/kilcrumper_lynch_3.jpg

Goldie fish
26th March 2007, 00:07
Another interesting fact to note is that there are two largely unconnected commemorations for Liam. One at Kilcrumper(old Cemetary) and the other on the Hillside. In the Past the Free Staters went to Kilcrumper, and the Anti Treatyites went to the mountain. However in tecent years the distinction has become more grey, with the result that family members no longer attend either. Another Past Hero hijacked by those with another agenda.
It must be said however that while Liam's Death was tragic, and perhaps unnecessary, the civil war as good as ended following his passing, with the rest of the Anti Treaty forces eager to end the conflict, and the uthers unable to continue, due to lack of stores. Liam however had the impression that the Anti Treaty forces were better armed, and were achieving greater success than they actually were. Some contend that his stance was the only thing that kept the conflict going as long as it did.
One Question you might know Groundhog, Was he Brought to the Hospital in Clonmel or the Barracks?

Groundhog
26th March 2007, 00:25
One Question you might know Groundhog, Was he Brought to the Hospital in Clonmel or the Barracks?

He died in St. Joseph's Hospital which is now South Tipp General Hospital. An ex-British soldier from Rivers St, whose name escapes me at the moment, was asked to dress him in a uniform for the laying out.

Just a week before his death the Republican High Command had met in a cottage in the Nire Valley, which is in the Comeragh Mountains. The subject for discussion being whether to call a cease-fire or not. De Valera attended and as far as I can remember, Aiken and Stack were there too. No decision was reached on the matter at that time and the men went their separate ways because the area was heavily patrolled by the National Army. Stack was captured within a few days whilst splitting timber in a nearby farmyard. And we know what happened to Lynch.

The cottage was supposed to be turned into a museum in the 70s or 80s but it was never properly managed. The owner was cranky about people visiting the site and the cottage was demolished a few years back.

farlee
26th March 2007, 01:50
Here's a headstone I came across last year in Ardmore, County Waterford. I'm afraid I don't know anything about the man though.
http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/240689719.jpg

techman1
26th March 2007, 03:46
My great Uncle, one thats forgotten but not by me.

Groundhog
26th March 2007, 23:17
Here's a headstone I came across last year in Ardmore, County Waterford. I'm afraid I don't know anything about the man though.


He was killed by a bomb in Thurles railway station. As far as I can remember he hadjust been released from prison and was travelling home. The local historians say the RIC planted the bomb.

farlee
27th March 2007, 01:37
He was killed by a bomb in Thurles railway station. As far as I can remember he hadjust been released from prison and was travelling home. The local historians say the RIC planted the bomb.

Thanks for that Groundhog, next time I'm home I'll have to take a closer look at some of these memorials, especially the Liam Lynch one, I had never heard about it before.

farlee
27th March 2007, 01:52
There's a fine statue of Commodore John Barry on Wexfords Quay, he is known as the father of the US Navy. I believe the statue was a gift from President Eisenhower. Unfortunately I don't have a photo maybe some other member can get one.
http://www.wexfordweb.com/barry.htm

Groundhog
27th March 2007, 17:53
The link below gives a bit more detail on Hurton and a few interesting stories from Ardmore and Spike Island.

http://www.waterfordcountymuseum.org/exhibit/web/WAIVersion/article/124/;jsessionid=588A9B9D35AB3E2391A0547125F61785?lang= en

farlee
28th March 2007, 00:58
The link below gives a bit more detail on Hurton and a few interesting stories from Ardmore and Spike Island.

http://www.waterfordcountymuseum.org/exhibit/web/WAIVersion/article/124/;jsessionid=588A9B9D35AB3E2391A0547125F61785?lang= en]

I had seen that article before but never connected "Patsy" Hurton with the Declan Hurton buried in Ardmore. By the way Waterford County Museum's website has got to be one of the best of its kind, its a mine of information.

http://www.waterfordcountymuseum.org/exhibit/web/Display/article/22/1/

farlee
28th March 2007, 03:17
The memorial to the Lusitania at Cobh, the lusitania was torpedoed by U-20 on 7th May 1915 with the loss of 1,198 people.

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/241242800.jpg

Groundhog
3rd April 2007, 00:01
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Kelly_L1.jpg

Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

Groundhog
3rd April 2007, 00:04
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/100_0245-1.jpg

Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/100_0246-1.jpg

hedgehog
10th April 2007, 21:42
this has to be one of the best threads here on IMO

regards and congrats to GH and the rest of the lads

snapping away

I was in Cobh this week end and i legged it out to see the Luisitania Memorial

Groundhog
10th April 2007, 23:49
this has to be one of the best threads here on IMO

regards and congrats to GH and the rest of the lads

snapping away

I was in Cobh this week end and i legged it out to see the Luisitania Memorial

So did I. were you in the cemetery yesterday afternoon (monday)?

hedgehog
10th April 2007, 23:50
No I was just passing through

I didnt regretfully have the time

Goldie fish
11th April 2007, 00:00
U shoulda said. I'd have let you buy me a drink.

hedgehog
11th April 2007, 00:02
I was only there literally for the space

of time that mrs Hog and the Kiddy Hogs and there

spoilt bastard freind Mark ( mark my words he is going to get a kick from me)

could use the tiolets and buy cornettos

Groundhog
11th April 2007, 00:13
No I was just passing through

I didnt regretfully have the time

I spent a couple of hours there. Well worth the visit and a place that's crying out for an entrepreneur to build a museum/heritage centre nearby. While I was there the Shinners turned up for one of their rallys at the grave of two local boys killed at Clonmult in 1921. I dutifully stood to attention for the minutes silence and the National Anthem, not wanting to let the side down in front of the enemy, whilst sneakily hiding my Man Utd jersey under my jacket. Thank Christ it was cold enough.:biggrin: Another problem was the presence of the Gardai. I'm expecting a summons from the Adjutant to explain why I attended a SF commemoration on Easter Monday.

Anyway the cemetery contains 80 odd WW1 burials including a Belgian Soldier whom I missed. Most of them are Navy types. In addition there are three mass graves from the Lusitania, a Screen Wall memorial to the merchant seamen and women killed on the liner, a memorial and plot to the men killed on HMS Mars in 1902 and another to those killed on Submarine A5 in 1905. Another mass grave holds the bodies of 17 sailors who died on a RN ship in Cobh in 1805.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/100_0969.jpg

The Republican Plot, Cobh Old Church Cemetery.

Groundhog
11th April 2007, 00:16
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lusitania_1.jpg

Lusitania Screen Wall Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lusitania_9.jpg

The memorial with the Lusitania graves in front of it marked by the boulders.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lusitania_5.jpg

Groundhog
11th April 2007, 00:36
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/100_1110.jpg

The "HMS Mars" Memorial. The crosses in the background mark the A5 Plot.

And one of the headstones of the dead crewmen.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/100_1115.jpg

Goldie fish
11th April 2007, 00:39
There is another monument there to an Admiral stationed on Haulbowline in the early years of the last century. I must add the photos I took from there to this collection. It is an amazing graveyard. So much history in a small place.
Nice to see the Commonwealth War Graves paying attention to the headstones too.

Groundhog
19th April 2007, 21:47
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ConnaughtRanger.jpg

This one is in Castlehyde C of I Churchyard near Fermoy.

Joshua
19th April 2007, 23:43
1916 memorial Percy Place, Dublin.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Joshua123IMO/April192007004.jpg


Translator required.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Joshua123IMO/April192007003.jpg

Joshua
19th April 2007, 23:55
In commemeration of the battle of Mount Street Bridge and in honour of the Irish volunteers who gallantly gave their lives in this area in defence of The Irish Republic, Easter week 1916.
Remember their sacrifice and be true to their ideals.
God rest the brave.

Groundhog
22nd April 2007, 01:50
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Ballycumber_1.jpg

Ballycumber, Co. Offaly. Below is a headstone to one of the men in the local C of I graveyard.
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Ballycumber_3.jpg

Below is a similar memorial in Rathcormac, Co. Cork.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Rathcormac_1798_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Rathcormac_1798_2.jpg

Groundhog
26th April 2007, 23:31
These 1798 memorials have piqued my interest so if anybody knows where there are similar ones PM me please.

Groundhog
26th April 2007, 23:33
The 4th Bn Memorial in Collins Bks to the lads killed in the mortar explosion in 1977.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/4thBattalionMemorial_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/4thBattalionMemorial_3.jpg

Groundhog
26th April 2007, 23:38
The Lebanon Memorial slabs in Collins. These were brought back from Lebanon AFAIK. I presume the others are in the other Bde HQs and if anybody on board knows where please let me know. I hope they've done a better job with them than this. This is a disgrace.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Moon.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/McCarthy.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Griffin.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Fitzgerald.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Bolger.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Barrett.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/LebanonSlabs.jpg

Steamy Window
27th April 2007, 00:25
These 1798 memorials have piqued my interest so if anybody knows where there are similar ones PM me please.

There is a book I have seen detailing the locations of all known 1798 memorials, with quite a few pictures...here we are:

Epitaph of 1798 : A Photographic Record of 1798 Memorials on the Island of Ireland and Beyond / William Murray
Carrigbyrne Film Productions, 2001

and a second edition:
Epitaph of 1798 : a photographic record of 1798 memorials on the Island of Ireland and beyond
Templenacroha : Carrigbyrne Films Productions Ltd., 2002

Groundhog
27th April 2007, 00:39
Very nice. Thanks for that.

GoneToTheCanner
27th April 2007, 15:31
Hi Groundhog
Here in downtown Dunlavin, we have two, side by side, commemorating either 36 or 40 locals, who were or weren't Yeomen, who were executed on the green in the middle of the village.One lists all of their names and I suppose is the more definitive, by default. That has been recently refurbished.The 1798 Tournant graveyard is just outside the village, where the 40 are buried.
regards
GttC

Bailer
28th April 2007, 12:45
Anyone get the Rath Cross Memorial? (The Ashbourne Ambush of 1916?) Its Located at O 054 537. ( 53°31'23.05"N 6°24'46.71"W) There is a Large Statue dedicated to Thomas Ashe and the People who died that Day. I have a long article about it somewhere, Must post it up. There's a lot of Forgotten history about this area of Fingal.

Steamy Window
28th April 2007, 14:12
Sine when is Ashbourne in Fingal?

Bailer
28th April 2007, 14:25
Well the action was carried out by the Fingal Volunteers and Fingal is traditionally bordered by the Tolka, The Delvin and the Hills west of Ashbourne.

Joshua
28th April 2007, 20:20
1798 memorial, Castletown, Wexford.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Joshua123IMO/April282007007.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/Joshua123IMO/April282007008.jpg

Groundhog
4th May 2007, 23:33
Hi Groundhog
Here in downtown Dunlavin, we have two, side by side, commemorating either 36 or 40 locals, who were or weren't Yeomen, who were executed on the green in the middle of the village.One lists all of their names and I suppose is the more definitive, by default. That has been recently refurbished.The 1798 Tournant graveyard is just outside the village, where the 40 are buried.
regards
GttC

I've seen the one in Dunlavin, unfortunately, always from military transport
travelling from the Curragh to the Glen. One day I'll travel myself and see that one.

Meanwhile this one is in Castlecomer Protestant Cemetery;

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Castlecomer1798.jpg

Groundhog
4th May 2007, 23:37
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Fermoy_2.jpg

Screen Wall in Fermoy Old Military Graveyard.

Below is the recently erected Great War Memorial in thw town.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/FermoyGreatWarMemorial_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/FermoyGreatWarMemorial_5.jpg

Groundhog
4th May 2007, 23:40
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/FermoyGreatWarMemorial_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/FermoyGreatWarMemorial_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/FermoyGreatWarMemorial_4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/FermoyGreatWarMemorial_6.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/FermoyGreatWarMemorial_7.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/FermoyGreatWarMemorial_8.jpg

Groundhog
4th May 2007, 23:43
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/KentMemorial_1.jpg

Memorial on the bridge in Fermoy

Groundhog
5th May 2007, 22:44
Oola, Co. Limerick.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Oola_1.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Oola_2.jpg

Groundhog
14th May 2007, 15:56
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Murroe_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Murroe_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Murroe_4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Murroe_5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Murroe_6.jpg

Groundhog
16th May 2007, 16:46
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/GeorgePlant_9.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/GeorgePlant_1.jpg

Test Pilot
18th May 2007, 21:35
Groundhog, Joshua, and others, well done on your efforts to highlight the memorials and the efforts of Irish men and women in their vision of a new Ireland.

Groundhog
18th May 2007, 23:27
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Soloheadbeg_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Soloheadbeg_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Soloheadbeg_4.jpg

Groundhog
18th May 2007, 23:29
The Grave of Seán Treacy in Kilfeacle Graveyard, Co. Tipperary.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Treacy_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Treacy_2.jpg

Groundhog
18th May 2007, 23:35
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Fenian_4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Fenian_3.jpg

Goldie fish
19th May 2007, 20:16
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2604&g2_serialNumber=1

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2607&g2_serialNumber=1

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2610&g2_serialNumber=1

Goldie fish
19th May 2007, 20:19
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2613&g2_serialNumber=1

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2616&g2_serialNumber=1

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2619&g2_serialNumber=1

B Inman
30th May 2007, 23:13
List of the dead on the Royal Dublin Fusilers Memorial at Stephens Green.

Groundhog
24th June 2007, 14:11
This monument stands in a beautiful setting about 4km south of Ballyhooly, Co. Cork.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Gortroche1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Gortroche4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Gortroche2.jpg

Groundhog
24th June 2007, 14:14
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Donoughmore1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Donoughmore2.jpg

This one stands in Donoughmore village. There's another in the cemetery just up the road. I'll post pics of that later on.

DeV
7th July 2007, 12:22
The National War Memorial, Islandbridge

http://irelandposters.com/dublin/national_war_memorial.html
http://www.irish-architecture.com/buildings_ireland/dublin/islandbridge/islandbridge.html
http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/html/showMemorial.php?show=91
http://www.tcd.ie/General/Fusiliers/DUBFUS/MEMORIAL/HTML/mempark.htm

GoneToTheCanner
7th August 2007, 02:50
Hi there
Whilst in Clonmacnoise recently, I was surprised to see two standard Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones (the plain grey style with the unit crest and service number) for two RAF personnel, one an AC2 and the other a WAAF. I found at least eight more in a random wander-around the graveyard in Tory Top Road, Cork, many of which were dated from the War of Independence era.There was also a memorial plaque for an officer killed in a Spanish war, a few centuries ago. Are there many of the CWCG headstones about the country?
regards
GttC

Groundhog
7th August 2007, 15:09
Are there many of the CWCG headstones about the country?
regards
GttC

I've photographed about 200 in Waterford, Tipperary, Cork and Kilkenny. There is a CWGC book available listing the burials by county.

farlee
7th September 2007, 03:56
Memorial in old Ballybricken church, Waterford, to Captain Patrick Clooney, killed in action at the battle of Antietam 1862.

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/276718125.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/276716757.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/276716894.jpg

farlee
7th September 2007, 04:07
The Seahorse memorial at the Doneraile walk, Tramore. The Seahorse was a troop ship returning from the Crimea which sank in Tramore bay in 1816 with the loss of 292 men and 71 women and children.

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/276719325.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/276719323.jpg

Drylander
8th September 2007, 00:24
Groundhog. Is this gravestone in Thomastown, Looks like it.Cpl. Liam Kelly is a cousin of mine. I was born and raised in Thomastown and from looking at the photo I would say that cross is about 20 yards from my parents grave. I'm ashamed to say I have never seen it. I may be wrong but is Cpl. Kelly buried in Glasnevin. His brother (ex 3rd Bn. ) still lives in Thomastown. I will be in Thomastown tomorrow and will definitely visit the graveyard. A thousand thanks for the pic.

Groundhog
8th September 2007, 16:27
Groundhog. Is this gravestone in Thomastown, Looks like it.Cpl. Liam Kelly is a cousin of mine. I was born and raised in Thomastown and from looking at the photo I would say that cross is about 20 yards from my parents grave. I'm ashamed to say I have never seen it. I may be wrong but is Cpl. Kelly buried in Glasnevin. His brother (ex 3rd Bn. ) still lives in Thomastown. I will be in Thomastown tomorrow and will definitely visit the graveyard. A thousand thanks for the pic.


Yes that headstone is in Thomastown. I assumed that Cpl Kellyw as buried there but I don't actually know. I came across it by chance whilst looking for this one...

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Ambrose_CG1.jpg

pmtts
8th September 2007, 17:35
I discovered this stone in my local churchyard 9 miles outside of Southampton. Quinnell was born in Tralee.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k297/mad_moriarty/DSC00434.jpg

Oct 1914: Officer, Royal Artillery

xx xxx 1915: U/T Pilot, RFC.

10 Jun 1915: Pilot, No 10 Sqn RFC. (BE2c – Netheravon/Western Front)

1 Jun 1916: Flight Commander, No 7 Sqn RFC.

1 Dec 1916: Officer Commanding, No ? (Training) Sqn RFC.

6 Feb 1917: Officer Commanding, No 83 Sqn RFC.

xx Apr 1917: Officer Commanding, No 63 Sqn RFC. (RE8 –Mesopotamia from Aug 1917)

21 Oct 1917: In transit to England

1 Jan 1918: Officer Commanding, No 104 Sqn. (DH9 - Wyton/Andover/IAF)

3 Feb 1919: Officer Commanding, No 26 Sqn.

7 Feb 1919: Officer Commanding, No 49 Sqn.

23 Jul 1919: Officer Commanding, No 22 Sqn. (Bristol F2B –Germany/Ford Junction)

1 Aug 1919: Awarded Permanent Commission as a Major

30 Jan 1920: Officer Commanding, No 60 Sqn. (DH10 – NWF India)

4 Feb 1920: Officer Commanding, No 97 Sqn.

1 Apr 1921: Officer Commanding, No 3 FTS.

30 Jan 1922: Attended School of Naval Co-operation. (Qualified Air Navigation Officer)

15 Jan 1923: Supernumerary, RAF Base Gosport.

1 May 1923: Attended RAF Staff College.

20 Apr 1924: Officer Commanding, No 9 Sqn. (Vimy – Manston)

12 Aug 1924: Air Staff, HQ No 7 Group.

10 Jun 1927: Staff, HQ No 10 Group.

14 Jan 1929: Attended Imperial Defence College.

18 Jan 1930: Air Staff - Operations, HQ Iraq Command.

17 Feb 1931: Supernumerary - non effective (sick), RAF Depot.

2 May 1931: Officer Commanding, School of Naval Co-operation.

1 Nov 1933: SASO, HQ Western Area.

12 Aug 1935: AOC, No 1 Air Defence Group.

14 Jul 1936: AOC, No 6 (Auxiliary) Group.

xx xxx 1939: SASO, Advanced Air Striking Force.

xx Jan 1940: AOC, No 31 (Balloon Barrage) Group.

1 Nov 1942: AOC, No 28 (Training) Group.

farlee
11th September 2007, 04:04
Here are some photos taken recently in Saint Mullins, County Carlow, a place thats well worth a visit.


1798 Memorial,
http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/277479847.jpg

Grave of General Thomas Cloney who fought at the three bullet gate in New Ross during the 1798 rebellion,
http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/277479850.jpg

James O'Rourke, shot by yeomen, 1798,
http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/277481633.jpg

Patrick Foley, killed in Ferns, 1798,
http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/277481910.jpg

Bryan na Stroake Kavanagh who fought with King James army at the battle of the boyne and at Aughrim, 1691,
http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/277479853.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/277479837.jpg

Drylander
14th September 2007, 00:14
Been doing some checking on the two photos in Thomastown. Cpl. Liam Kelly is buried in the CONGO plot in glasnevin. Charles Ambrose I think is buried in Afghanistan or in that region

Groundhog
14th September 2007, 15:15
Been doing some checking on the two photos in Thomastown. Cpl. Liam Kelly is buried in the CONGO plot in glasnevin. Charles Ambrose I think is buried in Afghanistan or in that region

If Ambrose was buried in Afghanistan then the CWGC headstone would be over that grave if it's location was known.

What makes you think he was buried in Afghanistan?

Drylander
15th September 2007, 00:31
I haven't lived in Thomastown for over forty years, so I am working on hearsay. The people I asked about this stone don't know a lot about it and nobody can remember his funeral . Will make further enquiries. One point of interest. Ambrose was surgeon on the SS Princesa. Was this a merchant navy ship and if so why would the CWGC place a headstone over him. I would have thought he would have to be a military person for this to happen.

Groundhog
15th September 2007, 13:37
I haven't lived in Thomastown for over forty years, so I am working on hearsay. The people I asked about this stone don't know a lot about it and nobody can remember his funeral . Will make further enquiries. One point of interest. Ambrose was surgeon on the SS Princesa. Was this a merchant navy ship and if so why would the CWGC place a headstone over him. I would have thought he would have to be a military person for this to happen.

If you look at the pic of his headstone you will see the MN at the top meaning Merchant Navy. Members of the Merchant Navy were servicemen and women for the duration of the war. Those who have no graves are commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial. They are also listed on the CWGC Website.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2701625

Since his father was also Charles Ambose, I wonder is HE buried in Afghanistan?

pmtts
15th September 2007, 14:11
Those who have no graves are commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial.

I have often passed by this memorial, but never had the oppertunity to have a look. All the names as can be seen are engraved onto brass plaques.

http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/Assets/th_wwi.jpg

hedgehog
15th September 2007, 14:13
Farlee

that last grave stone, by chance do you have a clearer picture as I would love to read it

thanks

Drylander
18th September 2007, 00:45
Groundhog; Thanks for that info.I will find out more about this grave next time I visit T.Town. The MN on the headstone didn't register with me. It should have. By the way, did these merchant seamen qualify for the war and victory medals same as the army etc.

Drylander
21st September 2007, 01:21
Groundhog; Couldn't get any more info on that gravestone for now. However I found this one in a long closed graveyard in Thomastown, directly to the left of the new Garda Station.

Groundhog
22nd September 2007, 00:37
By the way, did these merchant seamen qualify for the war and victory medals same as the army etc.

Yes they did. And the Widow's Penny too.

WES
24th September 2007, 13:53
Taken on the grounds of UCC.


http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc154/sham5280/UCC2.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc154/sham5280/UCC1.jpg

farlee
28th September 2007, 02:52
Farlee

that last grave stone, by chance do you have a clearer picture as I would love to read it

thanks

Sorry Hedgehog, I don't have a clearer picture, it was a bright day and a new camera. Maybe someone can take a better photo and post it, there are several other interesting headstones in the graveyard, but the pics I took were not very clear.

Drylander
28th September 2007, 23:50
Farlee; If you get in touch with me I could get some pictures in Thomastown. What other interesting headstones are you talking about. Drylander

hedgehog
29th September 2007, 10:26
Sorry Hedgehog, I don't have a clearer picture, it was a bright day and a new camera. Maybe someone can take a better photo and post it, there are several other interesting headstones in the graveyard, but the pics I took were not very clear.

No problems

thanks anyway Mate

farlee
7th October 2007, 23:28
Farlee; If you get in touch with me I could get some pictures in Thomastown. What other interesting headstones are you talking about. Drylander

Here's a photo of a group of graves in St. Mullins from the rebellion of 1798, unfortunately I can't make out the names, I'm sure there are more like that in the graveyard but I did not have enough time to explore further.

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL908/4028599/11680925/282172558.jpg

Groundhog
28th October 2007, 14:46
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/Kickham%20Barracks%20Museum/Commemoration2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/Kickham%20Barracks%20Museum/Commemoration3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/Kickham%20Barracks%20Museum/Commemoration4.jpg

Groundhog
2nd November 2007, 19:17
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>Came across this today. It was in the Waterford News & Star.</o:p>


Friday October 12, 2007

Crumbling memorial to Air Corps crash victims to be replaced

THE six-metre high sculpture erected on the Promenade in Tramore, as a memorial to the four airmen who lost their lives when their Air Corps rescue helicopter crash landed in the sand dunes, on July 2, 1999, is to be replaced.

The metal used in the sculpture, which was unveiled by President Mary McAleese in September, 2000 was not of the required standard and some two years ago the rotars fell off as a result of serious corrosion.

Now, the original designer, local man, John O’Connor is understood to be anxious to re-create the monument.

A spokesman for Waterford Co. Council was unable to state, however, where exactly the funding would come from.

Capt. Dave O’Flaherty (30), from Tullamore, Capt. Mick Baker (28), Enniscorthy, Sgt. Pat Mooney (34) of Stamullen, Co. Meath, and Cpl. Niall Byrne (24) Killiney, co. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Dublin</st1:place></st1:City>, died when on their way back to <st1:place><st1:PlaceName>Waterford</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType>Airport</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> in dense fog.

They were returning from their maiden rescue mission near Helvick Head when, due to poor visibility, they were unable to land at Water-ford airport and decided to try a coastal approach into Tramore Bay some 4 kilometres away. However, in seeking a safe place to touch down, the helicopter hit a 14m-high dune on the Backstrand and burst into flames, just yards from the haven of the beach.

It was the worst accident in the history of the Air Corps and one of the deficiencies identified by the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) was the unsuitability of the short-range Dauphin for search and rescue on the Atlantic margin.

The sculpture unveiled back in 2000 by President McAleese was erected as a permanent reminder of the consummate heroism of the four men and their devotion to duty.

It was jointly funded by the people of Tramore and the Department of Defence who contributed £10,000.

It was designed by local artist John O’Connor and was loosely based on elements of the ill-fated helicopter.

Each of the crew members are represented by a rotar blade that sits on top of the sculpture. All differ slightly from each other to reflect the individuality of the men.

The base of the sculpture bears the name and age of the four men and the main inscription gives an account of the accident alongside the crew’s main crest.

Back in 2000 the local fundraising was spearheaded by the then chairman of Tramore Town Commissioners, Michael Flynn along with Tina and Martin Murphy.

Meanwhile, at a meeting of Tramore Town Council, last week, a letter was received from a member of the public who expressed concern over the inappropriateness of children and dogs desecrating the monument.

It was suggested that a railing be put around it to prevent that from happening in the future but members of the Town Council were reminded that the family of the dead airmen had wished the monument and sculpture to be kept open.

Groundhog
11th November 2007, 20:01
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Killenaule1.jpg

Killenaule, Co. Tipperary.


At this time (probably about the autumn of 1920) I was ‘on the run’ and spent practically all my time with Donovan and some others who were also ‘on the run’ in the 7th. Battalion area. I remember Donovan telling us that he had orders from G.H.Q. to shoot a Lieutenant Litchfield of the British Army who was then stationed in Killenaule, and Donovan in turn gave us orders that if the opportunity ever came our way we were to shoot Litchfield at sight.

On a few occasions we went into Killenaule at night and patrolled the streets there but failed to see Lieutenant Litchfield.

Then on Sunday, 31st. October, 1920, I was present at a meeting which was held at Kennedy’s of Silverfort, about six miles from Killenaule, at which Donovan decided to take a party of us into Killenaule that night. His plan was to fire a few shots at the sentry who patrolled outside the barracks and in this way to lure Lieutenant Litchfield out of the barracks. Amongst those who cycled from Silverfort to Killenaule that night were Tommy Donovan (then as I have said, Commandant of the 7th. Battalion), Sean Hayes, Nicholas Moroney, the late Denis Sadlier, Harry Bushe, Patrick Clancy, Tommy Lee and myself. There were some others whose names I cannot now recall. We were all armed with revolvers. We halted at the creamery just outside Killenaule. Here some Killenaule Volunteers met us and reported that the sentry was on duty outside the barracks. Donovan then sent Patrick Clancy and I into the town to scout around and see if everything was quiet. While we were on this duty we saw two R.I.C. men leave the barracks and go down the street and into O’Connell’s publichouse. The sentry was at that time still outside the barracks. Donovan, who had followed us into the town, also saw the two R.I.C. men enter O’Connell’s and he remarked to Clancy and I, “This makes it easier, we will capture the two policemen and hold them as hostages”. He then sent Tommy Lee and another Volunteer to the rear of the premises with orders not to permit anyone to leave by the back door. Donovan, Clancy and I then went to the front door and knocked. There was some delay about opening the front door. In fact we had to knock long and persistently before it was opened to us. There was no sigh of the two policemen in the shop and a lady who was there said that they had left. We searched the office and tap-room but no sign of them. The lady in charge of the shop shouted and screamed that they had left, that they were not there. Donovan opened the back door and Tommy Lee, who was outside, assured him that no one had left by the back. We tried to calm the lady by telling her that we did not intend to shoot or harm the R.I.C. men, but to no avail. She became so violently hysterical that we abandoned our idea of searching the upstairs portion of the house for them. Returning to the street Donovan said “We will carry out our original plan and fire at the sentry”, but when we went towards the barracks we saw that the sentry had been withdrawn and the barrack door was then closed.
We moved down the street and when about 100 yards from the barracks stood a few minutes while Donovan considered what our next move should be. What looked to us to be two very drunken British soldiers then came around a corner about 50 yards away from us. They had their arms around each other’s shoulders and were singing “For he’s a jolly good fellow”. They staggered about the street and as they approached us Donovan remarked to me,”Will we hold them up?”, and I replied “What’s the use? They were only two poor drunken soldiers”. Donovan’s remark were the last words he ever spoke, for when the two soldiers were about two yards from us they shed all signs of intoxication and fired point blank at us with revolvers which they had in their hands. They were, in fact, Lieutenant Litchfield himself and a sergeant of his unit. Donovan was hit in the head by the shot, and as he fell he, too, fired and I saw the bullet from his gun break the surface of the road. I was hit by a bullet which entered my right leg just over the knee and emerged near the groin. Clancy was wounded in the arm and back. Both Clancy and I crawled to the opposite side of the street, where we were again fired at, but this time without effect. I next saw Litchfield and his companion catch Donovan by the legs and drag him to the barracks.

Groundhog
11th November 2007, 20:08
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Drangan1.jpg

Drangan, Co. Tipperary

Pat Clancy is also mentioned in the Killenaule incident above.

Curragh Plains
19th November 2007, 19:02
There was an item on RTE last week, still viewable on their website, of a celtic cross restored in Limberg russian cemetery, Die Kirchen, Germany, in memory to the prisoners of war who died there (many Irish included) during WW1.

trellheim
21st November 2007, 14:29
This is a link to Dublin City Council research on O'Connell St Monuments
[ William Smith O'Brien is there ] and I post since it has pics inside. MS Word doco.

http://www.dublincity.ie/Images/O%27Connell Street Statues Survey_tcm35-10452.doc

Groundhog
31st December 2007, 00:17
1798 Memorial Plaque in Cloyne, Co. Cork

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Cloyne_1798_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Cloyne_1798_2.jpg

It's situated on a wall in a small carpark opposite the C of I Cathedral.

Groundhog
31st December 2007, 00:24
Clonmult Memorials

There are two memorials in Clonmult. One is in the village in the graveyard next to the church. The other is on the site of the action, actually in the front garden of a house. This memorial stands on teh site of the house where the action took place.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmultAmbushSite_3.jpg

The memorial on the site of the action.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmultGraveyard_2.jpg

The Memorial in the graveyard.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmultGraveyard_4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmultGraveyard_5.jpg

Details from the graveyard memorial.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmultGraveyard_9.jpg

A view from the graveyard towards the action site, which is the house in the distance.

Acouple of limks to sites about Clonmult.

http://webpages.dcu.ie/~foxs/irhist/February%201921%20-%2020%20-%20clonmult.htm

http://www.geocities.com/corklh/Clonmult.html?200723

Groundhog
31st December 2007, 00:33
Midleton Republican Plot and 1st Cork Brigade Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_15.jpg

The Republican Plot in Midleton Cemetery.

The cemetery is next to the Holy Rosary Church. As well as the burials in the plot there is a slab with the names of the brigade's dead on it.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_3.jpg

The 1st Cork Brigade Memorial.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_4.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_6.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_7.jpg

Groundhog
31st December 2007, 00:34
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_8.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_9.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_10.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_11.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_12.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_13.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Midleton_14.jpg

The individual grave markers in the Republican Plot. Most were killed at Clonmult.

Groundhog
31st December 2007, 00:48
Sgt William Cosgrove VC

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Cosgrove1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Cosgrove2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Cosgrove3.jpg

Cosgrove is buried in Upper Aghada Cemetery under this fine headstone.

eroo
31st December 2007, 00:55
Just found this thread lads,great work!I don't have a scanner and I am a computer retard so I am unable to post any pics...a shame because I have a few pics of Michael Collins' memorials in Clonakilty and Beal na mBlath!
Anyone have any pics they could post up of the 1916 memorial opposite Shannon Rowing club on Sarsefield Bridge,Limerick?(I must have a proper look at it next time I am going into town!)

Something that really drives me up the feckin wall,is the hijacking of memorials/commemorations by those dim-witted arse-a-gons....Sinn Fein..
Even worse is the fact that nowadays anyone seen to be taking a keen interest in Irish history,specifically the pursuit of independence etc,is tarred with the same brush as the Shinners..:mad:

Groundhog
12th January 2008, 00:08
The monument commemorates 110 men of the Royal Irish Regt who died in the Boer War. It was unveiled on October 5th 1908 by the Marquess of Ormonde who was Hon Col of the 4th Special Reserve Battalion. The unveiling was attended by the 2nd Bn of the Royal Irish under command of Col A.S. Orr, the men having travelled from Buttevant for the occasion and also 3rd Special Reserve Bn under command of Maj R.O. Kellett.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmelBoerWarMemorial.jpg

Front view of the monument.

The monument was designed by a Mr R. Caulfield Orpen of 13 South frederick St, Dublin. It was built by Mr C.W. Harrison and sons of 178 Great Brunswick St, Dublin. The bronze figure on the front was designed and modelled by one Miss Beatrice Elvery, another Dub. She also modelled the wreaths at the top.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmelBoerWarMemorial1.jpg

North West Face above and close up of the names below.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmelBoerWarMemorial4.jpg

The monument is 15 feet high and consists of a triangular block of limestone from Stradbally Quarry, Co. Laois. The block is mounted on three stone seats set on a circular platform on three steps. On the north west and north east panels are carbved the names of the Officers and men who died on campaign. Below the names are the battles and campaigns of the Boer War.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmelBoerWarMemorial2.jpg

North East Face above and close up of the names below.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ClonmelBoerWarMemorial3.jpg

At the top of each corner are the regimental badges cast in bronze by Beatrice.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/ClonmelBoerWarMemorial10.jpg

A representation of the regimental cap badge.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/ClonmelBoerWarMemorial9.jpg

A representation of the regimental collar badge. The lion is from the coat of arms of William of Orange and he awarded it to the Royal Irish for their service at the Siege of Namur in1695.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/ClonmelBoerWarMemorial8.jpg

The Sphinx, a battle honour carried on the colours and awarded for service in Egypt in 1801.

Groundhog
12th January 2008, 19:13
Kilfeacle, Co. Tipperary

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Looby_Delaney.jpg

This little memorial is beside the grave of Sean Treacy, which I posted earlier in the thread. It isn't a headstone AFAIK, the two men were arrested in Cashel, Co. Tipperary on Dec 20th (some sources say the 18th) and shot dead at the gate of the cemetery.

Groundhog
12th January 2008, 19:17
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Bansha_6.jpg

A memorial on the wall of Bansha Church to five local boys killed in the War of Independence and Civil War. Dinny Lacey is the most famous. The two O'Dwyers are buried on the other side of the wall in the Protestant graveyard.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Bansha_3.jpg

Groundhog
12th January 2008, 19:22
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ODwyer_1.jpg

The headstone of the O'Dwyer Brothers above and a close up of the inscription below.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ODwyer_3.jpg

Elsewhere in the cemetery is a Canadian Engineer from WW2.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Baker_HM3.jpg

techman1
15th January 2008, 15:20
is that 'Ballydavid' in co. Kerry beside smerwick harbour?

Groundhog
15th January 2008, 23:28
is that 'Ballydavid' in co. Kerry beside smerwick harbour?

No it's in the Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary.

Groundhog
15th January 2008, 23:34
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Prendergast-Murphy_K2.jpg

Kitty Murphy was from the Parish of Newcastle in Co. Tipperary and this is the family headstone in Newcastle Church. Kitty was killed when the SS Orcades was sunk by a German U-Boat off West Africa. She was unlucky in that the lifeboat she was in capsized as it was being launched and all on board were lost. The Chief Engineer who went back to his cabin for his glasses when the order abandon ship was given went down with the ship. Kitty is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial where she is named as Prendergast-Murphy



http://uboat.net/allies/ships/photos/br/orcades.jpg

At 10.28 hours on 10 Oct, 1942, the unescorted Orcades (Master Charles Fox) was torpedoed by U-172 (http://uboat.net/find_boat.php3?find_boat=172) about 280 miles northwest of Capetown. The U-boat had to fire five more torpedoes at 10.45, 10.54 (a dud), 12.49, 12.50 and 12.54 hours until the ship sank at 13.00 hours. 28 crew members, two gunners and 18 passengers were lost. The master, 289 crew members, 34 gunners and 693 passengers were picked up by the Polish merchant Narwik (Master Zawarda) and landed at Capetown on 12 October.
The master Charles Fox was awarded the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.

http://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/2258.html

WES
25th January 2008, 17:29
The cottage was supposed to be turned into a museum in the 70s or 80s but it was never properly managed. The owner was cranky about people visiting the site and the cottage was demolished a few years back.

It was a museum for a short while in that it was restored to it's 1920's look. As you say the owner was a difficult man. I visited it a few years ago with a local councillor (now a TD) who was able to persuade the owner to let us in. It was inches deep in hens*** and I managed to rescue a few things which are now in Kickham barracks museum. As the man said himself, "Take it if it's any good to you".

What a loss to the country.

Groundhog
26th January 2008, 21:08
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CumminsMemorial_5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CumminsMemorial_4.jpg

This memorial is on the Dungarvan-Stradbally road at Woodstown. John Cummins is buried in Stradbally Cemetery.

Groundhog
26th January 2008, 21:12
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Biggane_M1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Biggane_M5.jpg

Located in Ballylaneen Cemetery near Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford. Pte Biggane was in the Canadian Army Service Corps and as stated died when the RMS Leinster was sunk.However the Leinster was sunk on 10th October 1918 so either they got the date wrong or they dated his death on the day his body was found.

Groundhog
26th January 2008, 21:14
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Dungarvan1798_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Dungarvan1798_4.jpg

A 1798 memorial in the town park in Dungarvan. Power was hung from a shop window in the square in Dungarvan. It doesn't appear that he took part in a rebellion, the local magistrate probably just wanted to be rid of a bad boy.

Groundhog
26th January 2008, 21:18
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Kilrossanty_5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Kilrossanty_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Kilrossanty_6.jpg

The Republican plot in Kilrossanty, Co. Waterford. The first two were killed in the Burgery Ambush.

http://www.waterfordcountymuseum.org/exhibit/web/Display/article/22/6/?lang=en

Groundhog
28th January 2008, 23:22
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StFinbarrs_8.jpg

Two views of the memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StFinbarrs_7.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StFinnbarrs_1.jpg

The Inscription on the base of the cross.

There are about 50 burials in the plot and I'll be posting photos of most of them over the next few days. Oddly enough Gen Tom Barry isn't in this plot although he is buried in the cemetery.

Goldie fish
28th January 2008, 23:29
He went to t'other side...

Groundhog
28th January 2008, 23:34
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Falvey.jpghttp://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/OSullivan_P.jpghttp://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Phelan.jpg

Groundhog
28th January 2008, 23:39
He went to t'other side...

The other side of the cemetery or the other side of the political divide?

Groundhog
28th January 2008, 23:40
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Dennehy_Mullane_Sullivan.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Crowley_Deasy_Murphy.jpg

Groundhog
28th January 2008, 23:42
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Delany.jpg

Steamy Window
28th January 2008, 23:49
Have a few photos of Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy I must put up

Groundhog
29th January 2008, 19:19
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Bulman_S.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Burns_P.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Long_J.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Spillane.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Healy_L.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Hourigan_J.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Kennedy_I2.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Kennefick_T.jpg

Groundhog
29th January 2008, 19:21
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Moloney_J.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Murphy_P.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Noonan_R.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/OBrien_J.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/OSullivan_W.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Power_F.jpg

Groundhog
29th January 2008, 19:31
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/MacCurtain.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/McSwiney.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Barry_D2.jpg

The grave markers of Tomás Mac Curtain, Terence McSwiney and Denis Barry.

Groundhog
31st January 2008, 14:41
Fethard, Co. Tipperary

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lee_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lee_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lee_2.jpg

Tom Lee was shot and wounded while legging it from a safe house on 4th March 1921. He later died of his wounds and is buried in Clerihan, Co. Tipperary. The memorial is on the Cashel road about a kilometre west of Fethard.

Groundhog
31st January 2008, 14:46
Mullinahone Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Mullinahone_4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Mullinahone_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Mullinahone_7.jpg

This memorial commemorates the three named lads all killed in the area.

Brett was shot accidentally while with a Flying Column in April 1921. He was on the Tipp Football Team at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday. Egan was shot and killed by the National Army in April 1923. Quinn was killed by the British Army in May 1921.

Groundhog
3rd February 2008, 00:26
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Loney_P1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/odwyer_1-1.jpg
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/OSullivan_PJ.jpg

A cross section of US wars in the 20th Century. The stones are in Dualla and Cashel, Co. Tipperary and St. Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork.

Steamy Window
12th February 2008, 01:21
http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/37557/2750684520077968554S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/22270/2912902260077968554S500x500Q85.jpg
http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/33520/2161532660077968554S500x500Q85.jpg

Groundhog
14th February 2008, 22:46
The Memorial is in the Republican Plot, St. Michael's Cemetery, Tipperary Town. It has the names of 82 men inscribed on it, 13 of whom are buried in the plot.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/3rdTipperaryBrigade_7.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/3rdTipperaryBrigade_5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/3rdTipperaryBrigade_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/3rdTipperaryBrigade_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/3rdTipperaryBrigade_4.jpg

Victor
15th February 2008, 00:41
There are statues at the back of the Customs House in Dublin. Does anyone know what they commemorate? I found a webpage recently, but didn't pay much attention at the time. It is after these that Memorial Road is named.

techman1
25th March 2008, 12:13
today is the 87th anniversary of my great uncles death, rip Gus

Goldie fish
16th May 2008, 00:00
Technically not a war Memorial, yet a Memorial to a Military man of sorts.

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4007&g2_serialNumber=1
In Cobh Old Graveyard,(Clonmell) the last resting place of Vice Admiral Robert Henry S. Stokes
The Inscription reads:
'Sacred to the Memory of
Vice Admiral Robert Henry S. Stokes
Officer of the Legion of Honour
Vice-Admiral Commanding on the coast of Ireland
Elder son of Sir Robert Baret Stokes CB
Born 5 August 1855 Passed away 24 April 1914'

The Grave of the Crew of HMS Mars
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4010&g2_serialNumber=1
'Sacred/TO THE MEMORY/OF/THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF
H.M. SHIP 'MARS'
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES THROUGH A GUN ACCIDENT
THAT OCCURRED ON BOARD THAT SHIP
ON THE 14TH OF APRIL 1902
WHILST AT SEA
OFF THE WEST COAST OF IRELAND
THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED
BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF
H.M. SHIPS 'JUPITER' AND 'MARS'

Barton, Frank
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Clonmell Old Church Cemetery, Co. Cork


Bourne, James
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Clonmell Old Church Cemetery, Co. Cork


Browne, Edward
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Leading Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Clonmell Old Church Cemetery, Co. Cork


Collins, Ellis
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Clonmell Old Church Cemetery, Co. Cork


Hopkins, George
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Body not recovered

Humphries, Henry
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Body not recovered


Miller, Thomas
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Lieutenant RN
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Weymouth


Porter, Thomas
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Clonmell Old Church Cemetery, Co. Cork


Shipton, Alfred
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Clonmell Old Church Cemetery, Co. Cork


Sutton, Edwin
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Chief Petty Officer
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Clonmell Old Church Cemetery, Co. Cork

Thomas, Samuel
Age:
Date of death: 14/4/1902 Cause of death: Maritime accident
Rank/Occupation: Able Seaman
Organisation: Royal Navy
Notes: Buried at Clonmell Old Church Cemetery, Co. Cork

And finally a VC Recipient.
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4013&g2_serialNumber=1

Frederick Daniel Parslow was Master of the SS Anglo Californian, and was comissioned poshumously so he would be eligible for the VC, which was awarded in 1919.
On 4 July 1915 in the Atlantic, south-west of Queenstown, Ireland, HM Horse Transport Anglo-Californian, commanded by Captain Parslow, was attacked by a submarine which made occasional hits although the Captain kept altering course. At last, on the point of abandoning ship in order to save lives, a message was received to hold on as long as possible and Anglo-Californian got under way again, whereupon the U-boat opened a very heavy fire, doing great damage. Captain Parslow remained on the bridge throughout the attack, entirely without protection and was killed when the bridge was wrecked. His son, also Frederick Parslow, was the Mate, and took command on the demise of his father. The son was given a commission as Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy Reserve, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.

He is one of five VC recipients buried in County Cork.

Groundhog
17th May 2008, 12:46
....Frederick Daniel Parslow was Master of the SS Anglo Californian, and was comissioned poshumously so he would be eligible for the VC, which was awarded in 1919......

Civilians were eligible once. Thomas Kavanagh for instance.

http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/exhibitions/shortVisits/heroes/page12.shtml

After a little research there are 5 civilians who have received the VC;

Mr. R.L. Mangles, Bengal Civil Service, Indian Mutiny 1857
Mr. W.F. McDonell, Bengal Civil Service, Indian Mutiny 1857
Mr. T.H. Kavanagh, Bengal Civil Service, Indian Mutiny 1857
Mr. G.B. Chicken, Civilian employee of the Indian Naval Brigade. Indian Mutiny 1858. Also the only naval VC to be won on horseback.:biggrin:
Reverend J.W. Adams, Bengal Ecclesiastical Department, Second Afghan War, 1879.


.....He is one of five VC recipients buried in County Cork.

Here's another.

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/showpost.php?p=190409&postcount=106

Who are the other three?

Groundhog
12th August 2008, 23:08
There is an ONE gravestone on the side of the N7 just at the Limerick side of Daly's Cross. I must take a photograph sometime.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/DalysCross_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/DalysCross_2.jpg

Goldie fish
12th August 2008, 23:21
What was the incident? I thought all the fatalities up to DH248 were single occupant crashes.

Joshua
13th August 2008, 09:30
What was the incident? I thought all the fatalities up to DH248 were single occupant crashes.



http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/showthread.php?t=11849&highlight=memorial

Goldie fish
13th August 2008, 10:22
Ah yes. I assumed it was an aviation related accident.
Odd that even back then, Trucks carrying passengers under canvas tilts were dangerous...

GoneToTheCanner
13th August 2008, 18:14
Does anyone have details of the Dove crash that claimed 4 lives?
regards
GttC

Tony Kearns
13th August 2008, 23:55
What details do you want GttC ?
Tony K

GoneToTheCanner
14th August 2008, 02:08
Well, when the D248 incident happened, the papers stated that it was the worst in Air Corps history,etc,etc, yet if 4 died in a Dove, precedent had already been set, so to speak.I heard very little mention of it in all my time in the Don....
regards
GttC

Tony Kearns
14th August 2008, 23:04
Hi GttC,
This was covered in Dec 2007, sit up and pay attention!
Tony K http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/showthread.php?t=12301&highlight=Dove+crash&page=2

Groundhog
24th August 2008, 22:06
Found an interesting one in Inniscarra, Co. Cork today.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/MaguireMemorial_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/MaguireMemorial_4.jpg

Groundhog
3rd September 2008, 19:04
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Carrickshock5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Carrickshock7.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Carrickshock8.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Carrickshock4.jpg

Situated near Hugginstown, Co. Kilkenny. This memorial commemorates an attack on a tithe collector and his police escort in 1831 in this boreen between Hugginstown and Ballyhale. The police killed the three men named on the monument. However in an unusual twist the peasants stoned the tithe proctor and 13 peelers to death.

Also from this location the IRA launched asuccessful raid on Hugginstown RIC station in March 1920.

An excellent article on the event at

http://www.traceyclann.com/files/carrickshock.pdf

Fireplace
25th September 2008, 01:00
Arbour Hill

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2886335838_fd98f06ce2_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2886330424_912db1db73_o.jpg

Groundhog
23rd November 2008, 18:38
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Silverfort_1.jpg

Silverfort, Co. Tipperary.


Seamus Hayes was a member of the 7th Moyglass Bn, 3rd Tipperary Bde, IRA. He and a group of his comrades escaped from Kilkenny Prison in 1922 and were staying in two safe houses near Silverfort Cross about 2 miles west of Moyglass. A Frees State Army patrol was searching teh area on the 20th November and Hayes volunteered to move from the house he was staying in to the other safe house to warn the others about the patrol. He was shot and killed on route. He is buried in Drangan graveyard.

Groundhog
13th December 2008, 22:07
Cork City Gaol Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CorkCityGaol_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CorkCityGaol_3.jpg

Unveiled by Eamonn De Valera and commemorating the men who died in the gaol or were executed in Cork Military Barracks and subsequently buried here. The memorial is in Gaol Walk near UCC. There's anotehr city Gaol in Convent Avenue which is now a museum.

Groundhog
13th December 2008, 22:11
Glanthane Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Glanthane_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Glanthane.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Glanthane_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Glanthane_4.jpg

Glanthane is about 5miles west of Mallow.

Groundhog
13th December 2008, 23:09
Mallow 1798 Memorial


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Mallow_6.jpg


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Mallow_4.jpg


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Mallow_1.jpg

The text in English reads



On <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:date Month="5" Day="5" Year="1799">5th May 1799</st1:date> the United Irishmen of Mallow and sympathizers in the Royal Meath Militia proposed to take over the town by razing St. Anne’s Church while the militia officers and congregation were attending divine service therein. The event was aborted when Fr. Thomas Barry PP and others discovered the plans and acquainted the local military authorities of them. For their parts in the affair Fr Barry was given a government pension for life. Cpl Peter Reily of the militia was hanged at the Gallows Green, Cork on 16th May 1799 and the United Irish Leader Walter Baker (an Anglican) was hanged near here on 17th May 1799.

Groundhog
13th December 2008, 23:45
Mourne Abbey Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Knockmourne_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Knockmourne_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Knockmourne_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Knockmourne_4.jpg




Commemorates the Mourne Abbey Ambush of 15th February 1921. The Mallow Battalion Column, under Jack Cunningham and the battalion Commandant, Tadg Byrne laid an ambush on the Mallow-Cork road at Mourne Abbey. However the ambush was detected and surrounded by a force of British military. In the ensuing firefight, 3 Volunteers were killed (Patrick Flynn, Patrick Dorgan and Eamonn Creedon) and another died of his wounds (Michael Looney). Eight Volunteers were taken prisoner and two of them were subsequently executed on the 28th April 1921 (Patrick Ronayne and Thomas Mulcahy).

Goldie fish
14th December 2008, 03:42
Darkest north cork there. Be careful

pmtts
14th December 2008, 10:54
I took this outside the Courthouse in Tralee recently.

One of about 5 pedestals that stand commerating Kerrymen that were killed in India, Crimea & Russia.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc91/pmtts/100_2399.jpg

WilcoOut
14th December 2008, 14:02
just to bring to your attention, the Office of Public works have published a book called 'Irish War Graves'

its fantastic! no war collection should be without

Goldie fish
14th December 2008, 16:35
Mick Whelan of the Air Corps also has an interesting article in An Cosantoir about the topic.

hedgehog
9th January 2009, 22:05
I came across this site and I dont know if its any good or if you have seen it before

but it looks quiet good:

http://homepage.eircom.net/~wlawless/ww1/Dublin.htm

Victor
12th January 2009, 01:30
Baggot Street Hospital

Oxlan
20th January 2009, 13:15
Does anyone have pictures or the name of the statue across from busaras in Dublin in the courtyard of the department of culture (i think). It consists of a woman who represents Ireland, holding a dead volunteer.

Groundhog
18th May 2009, 20:18
Portlaoise World War 1 Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_2.jpg

The Memorial is situated on Mill View in the middle of the town. Records the names of 177 Officers and Men of the 4th Bn, Leinster Regt who died in the Great War.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_WestFace.jpg

The West Face is inscribed with the dedication. It was originally a water fountain I think, which accounts for the hole in the middle. At the bottom is a more recent dedication to all Irishmen and women who died in war. Presumably this was added when the monument was relocated here in 2001 form Bank Place.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_SouthFace.jpg

The South Face

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_EastFace.jpg

The East Face

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_NorthFace.jpg

The North Face

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_IUNVA.jpg

The IUNVA Memorial nearby.

Groundhog
18th May 2009, 22:49
Durrow Catholic Churchyard


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Flynn_D.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lonergan_T.jpg

The CWGC reveals that Thomas Lonergan died on 11th October 1918 and is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Arras, France.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Dunphy_KP.jpg

And despite the appearance of being just another headstone, the CWGC tells us that Kyran Patrick Dunphy was a Lieutenant in the Leinster Regt and the holder of the Military Cross.

Groundhog
18th May 2009, 23:10
Abbeyleix

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Phelan_J.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Hopper_J.jpg

Two WW1

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Moss_J.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Maher_D.jpg

Two WW2

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/McKeon_B.jpg

And a rather sad one. Two brothers who died in the space of a couple of weeks, actually in April 1943. Bertie in Denmark and Barry in North Africa.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2271380

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1810690

Miker
20th May 2009, 00:04
Just some notes relating to the death of Kyran Dunphy.

Sgt. Kyran Dunphy, a native of Cullohill, was shot and killed at 5pm on 19 May 1920, in Mallow Street, Limerick. Led by Captain Michael Hartney, three members of B Company Limerick City Battalion of the I.R.A., ambushed two policemen. Sgt. Dunphy was killed outright, having been shot in the head. He had joined the Leinster regiment in May 1916 and served in the First World War. At his death Sgt. Dunphy was 32 years of age and had served eight years in the police having rejoined the R.I.C. on 18 October 1919. Sgt. Patrick Hearty, the other policeman injured in the attack, died of his wounds on 22 June.

Groundhog
20th May 2009, 09:01
Just some notes relating to the death of Kyran Dunphy.

Sgt. Kyran Dunphy, a native of Cullohill, was shot and killed at 5pm on 19 May 1920, in Mallow Street, Limerick. Led by Captain Michael Hartney, three members of B Company Limerick City Battalion of the I.R.A., ambushed two policemen. Sgt. Dunphy was killed outright, having been shot in the head. He had joined the Leinster regiment in May 1916 and served in the First World War. At his death Sgt. Dunphy was 32 years of age and had served eight years in the police having rejoined the R.I.C. on 18 October 1919. Sgt. Patrick Hearty, the other policeman injured in the attack, died of his wounds on 22 June.

That's interesting. But confusing. Kyran Dunphy is recorded by the CWGC as a Lieutenant in the Leinsters. The CWGC doesn't record RIC men who were killed in the War of Independence as war dead. That implies that he must have still been a serving soldier at the time of his death.

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=663051

Miker
20th May 2009, 22:49
Hi Groundhog,

The detail I include is from the local papers of the time and mentions the date he rejoined the R.I.C. The CWGC is beginning to recognise the sacrifice of casualties of the War of Independence who were ex-soldiers.

From CWGC.co.uk

Any man who died in Military service from 4/8/1914 until 31/8/1921 qualifies for commemoration, as the final closure date for WW1 casualties was not until 31st August 1921 (the date the war was officially deemed to be ended by the signing of the peace treaties after the Armistice of 11th November 1918).

I suppose that it can be argued that service in the R.I.C. at that time could be considered as Military service.

Miker

Groundhog
21st May 2009, 17:57
...I suppose that it can be argued that service in the R.I.C. at that time could be considered as Military service....

Yes it could, but it isn't recognised by the CWGC. Bizarrely an Irish soldier in the British army who died of natural causes in 1920 is counted as War Dead while an RIC man killed in action isn't. I surmise that Dunphy was still holding his military commission when he died.

Groundhog
23rd May 2009, 01:24
World War 1 Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/WW1Memorial.jpg

The First World War Memorial above and individual panels below

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/WW1_Panel3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/WW1_Panel1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/WW1_Panel2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/WW1_Panel4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/WW1_Panel6.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/WW1_Panel7.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Moriarty.jpg

It's unlikley that Pte Moriarty was killed at Verdun. His battalion, the 6th, was at Hulluch at this time, about 10 km south east of Bethune, where they had been subjected to a heavy gas attack the previous week. Thomas died of wounds which he probably received in that German attack at Hulluch.

Groundhog
23rd May 2009, 01:28
United Nations Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/UN_DedicationPanel.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/UN_Panel1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/UN_Panel2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/UN_Panel3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/UN_Panel4.jpg

Niemba

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Niemba.jpg

Groundhog
23rd May 2009, 01:43
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StMarys3.jpg


The United Nations Panels above


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Loughnane_W.jpg


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Leyne.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/TramoreHeliMemorial.jpg

Goldie fish
23rd May 2009, 12:17
I thought Verdun was a France only event?

Groundhog
23rd May 2009, 13:33
I thought Verdun was a France only event?

It was (well Franco-German:biggrin:), which is why Pte Moriarty didn't die there. Presumably the inscription is a perpetuation of a family myth.

Groundhog
28th May 2009, 17:27
Croppies Grave
Carlow

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CroppiesGrave2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CroppiesGrave4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CroppiesGrave3.jpg

Groundhog
28th May 2009, 17:37
Castlecomer

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/ByrnePlaque_1.jpg

Near the Courthouse.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Hartley_MullinsMonument_4.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Hartley_MullinsMonument_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Hartley_Mullins_WestFace.jpg

Monument to Capt. Hartley and Lt. Mullins on the Athy road, 1 mile north of Castlecomer.

Groundhog
2nd June 2009, 22:01
Two Limerick Memorials

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/CrossOfGrange_3.jpg

The Cross Of Grange Memorial about 10 km east of Limerick on the R505/N24 Junction.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/HenryClancy_1.jpg

Memorial to Henry Clancy, killed 1st May 1921. The memorial is 100m west of the Tipperary Road Roundabout at Ballysimon, Limerick City.

Groundhog
22nd June 2009, 19:09
Commemorative Plaques in St Mary's, C of I, Templemore

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Ring.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Willington.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Bisse.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lloyd.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lidwill_A.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Lidwill_G.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/McKinley.jpg

techman1
22nd June 2009, 22:51
the last two plagues, the four countries recorded on both, are they where the named served?

RelaxTheBody
23rd June 2009, 01:15
A few more

Béal na mBláth

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380852.jpg

Béal na mBláth

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380855.jpg

Kilmichael ambush memorial

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380857.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380858.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380859.jpg

Is mise le meas

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380860.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380861.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380863.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380864.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f24/nikilis/SL380865.jpg

Groundhog
23rd June 2009, 08:20
the last two plagues, the four countries recorded on both, are they where the named served?

I'd imagine so.

Groundhog
29th June 2009, 23:11
Killeshin, Co. Laois

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/KilleshinMemorial_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/KilleshinMemorial_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/KilleshinMemorial_4.jpg

Groundhog
29th June 2009, 23:19
St. Mullins, Co. Carlow

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StMullins_10.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StMullinsPlaque_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StMullinsPlaque_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StMullinsPlaque_5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/StMullinsPlaque_8.jpg

Groundhog
29th June 2009, 23:24
Kilcumney Hill, Co. Carlow

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/KilcumneyHill_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/KilcumneyHill_5.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/KilcumneyHill_3.jpg

trellheim
19th July 2009, 18:10
Cycled up to Islandbridge for a spin today, took some pictures of the Great War memorial on me phone, apologies for the poor quality..

Bear with me, there's a few
http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4529&stc=1&d=1248020075

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4530&stc=1&d=1248020184

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4531&stc=1&d=1248020184

trellheim
19th July 2009, 18:24
http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4532&stc=1&d=1248020597

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4533&stc=1&d=1248020597

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4534&stc=1&d=1248020597

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4535&stc=1&d=1248020597

trellheim
19th July 2009, 18:26
there's more but I don't know how to resize them , they don't fit very well. sorry !

Goldie fish
19th July 2009, 21:58
Not bad size for a Phone.
Very nice.

WHere exactly is that place?

trellheim
20th July 2009, 00:58
opposite where clancy barracks used to be, along the Liffey.

Victor
20th July 2009, 02:27
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=swqn0sgg662k&style=b&lvl=1&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=29507009&encType=1

Clancy & Collins to the east.
RHK to the south east.
Keogh to the south.
Military School to the north west.
Magazine Fort to the north.
DoD and McKee to the north east.

DeV
20th July 2009, 11:11
Its Islandbridge, take the N4 exit off the M50 towards the City Centre and it is on the left hand side

You take a left at the road to bring you past Clancy (tried posting map but didn't work)

Goldie fish
20th July 2009, 16:46
Its Islandbridge, take the N4 exit off the M50 towards the City Centre and it is on the left hand side

You take a left at the road to bring you past Clancy (tried posting map but didn't work)

Grand.
Don't plan on driving to, or at Dublin any time soon, but I gather from trells directions that it isn't too far to walk from Heuston station.
I know the one you mean Dev. In the past before the Luas days, you would turn right at this junction after passing clancy coming in from the Naas road if you wanted to go to the airport but avoid the M50 toll......:confused:

trellheim
20th July 2009, 17:19
15-20 mins walk. Left out of Heuston, across the LUAS liffey Bridge, turn left, follow road to Islandbridge, turn left down towards Clancy, before main gate on Left, turn right, see small brown sign for War Memorial, follow in around bend into park [ you can't see it from the road. ] Explore at leisure.

Groundhog
26th July 2009, 19:50
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/Shanahan.jpg

marloy
26th July 2009, 21:56
if you come out of heuston station and turn right the main entrance to the memorial is only 10 mins from the station with no turns its a little easier

Goldie fish
22nd September 2009, 22:22
Monument in Whitegate, Co Cork to local men killed during the First and Second World war.

http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=5023&g2_serialNumber=2
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=5014&g2_serialNumber=1
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=5016&g2_serialNumber=1
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=5012&g2_serialNumber=1
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=5010&g2_serialNumber=1

And another CWGC headstone, not far from the Cosgroves Grave in Aghada, Leading Seaman R Barry, RN, HMS Agincourt, 2nd April 1916, Age 24.
http://gallery.irishmilitaryonline.com/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=5022&g2_serialNumber=2

Victor
28th September 2009, 22:15
Is this site listed here: http://homepage.eircom.net/~wlawless/ww1/Dublin.htm

Groundhog
22nd December 2009, 20:36
Portlaoise 1916 Memorial


This one is a coule of miles south of Portlaoise on the Cork Road. I've passed it loads of times but curiosity finally got the better of me today.


http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_1916_Small_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_1916_Small_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Portlaois_1916_Small_1.jpg

The top plaque is the Declaration of Independence

Groundhog
22nd December 2009, 20:40
Ballinakill, Co. Laois
1798 Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Ballinakill1798_Small_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Ballinakill1798_Small_2.jpg

Groundhog
28th January 2010, 18:46
I took these in St Patrick's Cathedral at the weekend. Sorry about the quality, it was dark in there.




http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_Boer_Hussars.jpg




King's Royal Irish Hussars Boer War Memorial




http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_Hussars.jpg




King's Royal Irish Hussars World War 1 Memorial




http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_Colours.jpg



Colours laid up in the Cathedral



http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_King.jpg



Lt King Memorial

Groundhog
28th January 2010, 18:48
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_Lancers.jpg

Groundhog
28th January 2010, 18:50
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_Lancers.jpg

6th Lancers Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_Pinfield.jpg

Pinfield Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_RAMC.jpg

RAMC Memorial

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_SIH.jpg

South Irish Horse Memorial

Groundhog
28th January 2010, 18:59
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_RIR_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_RIR_2.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_RIR_3.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/St_Patricks_Dublin_RIR_4.jpg

Royal Irish Regiment Memorial

backsturd
7th March 2010, 14:53
Found this gravestone in Templemichael Graveyard outside Youghal, its on Ballynatray estate. I came accross it a few years ago and it had been cleaned up and had a poppy wreath laid on the grave. Its gotten a bit shabby again in the last few years.

I wonder how a Londoner who had obviously been in the great war came to be buried here.

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c372/Deeksofdoom/07032010497.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c372/Deeksofdoom/Oliverhavens.jpg

WES
7th March 2010, 18:05
I wonder how a Londoner who had obviously been in the great war came to be buried here

It's not obvious. I searched for his medal card and there wasn't one.

Groundhog
7th March 2010, 18:46
I wonder how a Londoner who had obviously been in the great war came to be buried here.


The Buffs 1st Bn, was stationed in the area during the War of Independence. But it's also possible he was a local man, the address is that of his wife at the time that the CWGC was compiling its records.

There's a family tomb on the other side of that cemetery that commemorates WW2 casualties. Burma I think.

backsturd
10th March 2010, 23:11
The Buffs 1st Bn, was stationed in the area during the War of Independence. But it's also possible he was a local man, the address is that of his wife at the time that the CWGC was compiling its records.

There's a family tomb on the other side of that cemetery that commemorates WW2 casualties. Burma I think.

Yes that's probably one of the Holroyd-Smyths or the Ponsonbys, they owned Ballynatray estate which Tempemichael Church and cemetery was a part of. No doubt they would have served with the British Army back through the years.

http://www.turtlebunbury.com/history/history_family/hist_family_holroyd_smyth.html

techman1
26th March 2010, 12:33
today is the 87th anniversary of my great uncles death, rip Gus

Another year passes by, rip Gus

sofa
26th March 2010, 22:34
No photo. but came across a plaque at the entrance to the church in the Royal Hospital
Kilmainham to the Officers and Men of the "Heavy Camel Corps' Sudan"

Groundhog
6th May 2010, 18:12
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Fitzgerald_C.jpg



An interesting find in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Clonmel.

Cathleen Fitzgerald Lost at Sea 12th February 1944


When I looked up the CWGC Debt of Honour database I found Catherine Mary Fitzgerald, daughter of Richard and Ann Fitzgerald, of Douglas, Co. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Cork</st1:place></st1:City>. Cathleen was a Nursing Sister in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, service number 274636. She died aged 30 and is officially commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial in <st1:place>Surrey</st1:place>.
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The memorial commemorates 3,500 men and women of the land forces of the Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and have no known grave. The circumstances of their death being such that they could not appropriately be commemorated on any of the local campaign memorials. For example soldiers who died in <st1:country-region><st1:place>Norway</st1:place></st1:country-region> in 1940, in raids on Nazi-occupied <st1:place>Europe</st1:place>. Included are people who died at sea, in hospital ships and troop transports, in waters not associated with the major campaigns. Cathleen Fitzgerald is one of these.
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Cathleen was one of a group of nurses on a troop convoy sailing from <st1:place><st1:City>Mombasa</st1:City>, <st1:country-region>Kenya</st1:country-region></st1:place> to Colombo, Ceylon-modern day <st1:country-region><st1:place>Sri Lanka</st1:place></st1:country-region>. The convoy, code-named KR-8, sailed on 6th Feb 1944 and consisted of five troop ships- the Khedive Ismail, City of Paris, Varsova, Ekma and Ellenga. The convoy was escorted by a heavy cruiser HMS Hawkins and 2 destroyers- HMS Petard and Paladin. Cathleen was aboard the Khedive Ismail along with over 1500 others including 996 men of the 301<SUP>st</SUP> Field Regt, East African Artillery, 178 ship’s crew, 270 Royal Navy personnel, 56 members of the QAIMNS, 19 Wrens and 9 members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.<o:p></o:p>
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Early in the afternoon of Feb 12<SUP>th</SUP>, as the convoy sailed through the One and a Half Degree Channel south west of the Maldives, the convoy was attacked by a Japanese submarine, the I-27, commanded by Lt-Cdr Toshiaki Fukumura. He fired two torpedos at the Khedive Ismail, sinking the ship in two minutes. Immediately after firing his torpedos, the I-27 dived beneath the survivors swimming in the water. The two British destroyers raced in to attack the submarine with Paladin lowering boats to pick up survivors. Petard fired depth charges into the water. On her third run the Petard forced the submarine to the surface where she was rammed by Paladin and sunk by a torpedo from Petard . Of the 100 crew aboard the submarine only one survived.<o:p></o:p>
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The fate of the personnel onboard the Khedive Ismail was equally grim. 1,220 men and 77 women died in the sinking and quite probably as a result of the subsequent battle. It was the third worst allied maritime disaster of WW2 and the worst loss of Commonwealth female service personnel. Amongst the dead was Nursing Sister Cathleen Fitzgerald.<o:p></o:p>
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Other Irish Nurses who died<o:p></o:p>
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Sister Gertrude Dervan, Loughrea, Co. Galway.<o:p></o:p>
Sister Beatrice Dowling, Belfast<o:p></o:p>
Sister Mary Farrelly, Oldcastle, Co. Meath<o:p></o:p>
Sister Maggie Kells, Milltown, Co. Cavan<o:p></o:p>
Sister Winifred Kells, Milltown, Co. Cavan<o:p></o:p>

ZULU
6th May 2010, 19:26
Fascinating history GH. THanks for the effort in posting

Quis Separabit
6th May 2010, 19:41
Mayo Peace Park and Garden of Remembrance, opened Oct 2008 in Castlebar, remembers all Mayo's war dead regardless who they fought for. The main wall lists the known Great War dead, smaller walls and benches about the park list or remember those who fought in other wars, some are dedicated to individual armies/regiments/UN service/etc and some to individuals. Its well worth a visit.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31069780&id=1064093468
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31069792&id=1064093468
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31069789&id=1064093468

Groundhog
9th May 2010, 16:07
I am told he was a keen sportsman, and like the rest of the family, Kept Greyhounds for coursing, and the base of the monument is guarded by four stone Greyhounds.......

There is no window here. Some say the monument is incomplete.


Found this today when cleaning out a drawer. It's from the Nationalist sometime in 1996 and I thought it would be of interest to Goldie in particular.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/lynch.jpg

Goldie fish
9th May 2010, 16:44
The orator has his facts wrong. Liam was not killed while retreating. He was shot while retreating and died of his wounds in Clonmel.

Groundhog
9th May 2010, 19:01
The orator has his facts wrong. Liam was not killed while retreating. He was shot while retreating and died of his wounds in Clonmel.

A republican would never let the facts get in the way of a decent propaganda piece. :-D

Jungle
9th May 2010, 19:19
A pic of the memorial in Masum Ghar for WO Gaétan Roberge:

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2010/62/32449963_126771188632.jpg

Gaétan was a member of the Royal 22e Régiment, but was posted as RSS with the 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada.

He was killed in action on dec 27th 2008 in Afghanistan.

Groundhog
11th May 2010, 19:01
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Darmody_J_8.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Darmody_J_7.jpg

Grave of 1673 Pte John Darmody, 26th Bn, AIF


Darmody is buried in Powerstown Churchyard, Co. Tipperary. He was born in Queensland, Australia and joined the army on May 20th 1915. He was wounded in action in France on 5th August 1916, suffering shrapnel wounds to the shoulder and leg. On that date his battalion was fighting in Pozieres on the Somme and fought off a German attack in the early morning. He was transferred toa militray hospital in England where he died on August 25th. His body was handed over to family in Powerstown for interment, which took place on 28th August 1916.

Groundhog
13th May 2010, 21:51
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Memorial to Gda Henry Phelan on the wall of Mullinahone Garda Station, Co. Tipperary.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1373/4604199061_4881f76a6a_m.jpg

Groundhog
13th May 2010, 21:56
US Veterans buried/commemorated in Callan Cemetery, Co. Kilkenny

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1142/4604816022_bc71d56975_m.jpg



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sofa
13th May 2010, 22:12
Spent a nice 2 hours last Monday going around St Patrick's Cathedral

full of old regimental flags and memorials. a fantastic time capsule of our

proud military history. Highly recommend it. and worth the 5.50euro entry fee.

Groundhog
13th May 2010, 22:41
IRA Memorial- Callan, Co. Kilkenny

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Callan_IRA_1.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Callan_IRA_Left.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Callan_IRA_Centre.jpg

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/md24124549/War%20Memorials/Callan_IRA_Right.jpg

Border Bunny
13th May 2010, 22:48
The Bragan Co Monaghan

The Bragan is an area the Army us for training and thats how I came across this cross.

http://forum.irishmilitaryonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5214&d=1273783255

The inscription says:

To the memory of the priest who was shot here while celebrating Holy Mass on Christmas Day about the year 1754.
Tradition assigns the name of Father McKenna to this martyr of the Penal Days. Erected September 1938.

JDorney
25th May 2010, 17:01
http://http://www.theirishstory.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/P5230551.jpg

A memorial to Frnk Lawlor, assassinated in December 1922 during the Civil War.
Article on subject here http://www.theirishstory.com/2010/05/25/who-shot-frank-lawlor-encounters-with-the-irish-civil-war/

Thorpe
3rd August 2010, 19:30
A few from Fermoy and Cork City

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanecasey51/4845718375/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanecasey51/4845722283/in/photostream/
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