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    Photos of Irish War Memorials

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






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    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.

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    Memorial at Castleblake, Co. Tipperary.

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    Photos taken by a housemate. Drogheda....
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    Glen of Imaal Memorial

    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.





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    What happened that 16 men died?
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    It was during the testing of an anti-tank mine.

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

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

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    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.

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    There is also one in tramore Co. Waterford of a plane that crashed near the shore.
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    Are you referring to the Dh248 memorial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Are you referring to the Dh248 memorial?
    Could be, havent seen it in a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit View Post
    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.

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    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.



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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ta Dawn View Post
    ...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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog View Post
    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.

    In the background, the round tower you see in the middle of the trees is the monument.




    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    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.



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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farlee View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog View Post
    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.

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