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    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

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    The link below gives a bit more detail on Hurton and a few interesting stories from Ardmore and Spike Island.

    http://www.waterfordcountymuseum.org...F61785?lang=en

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog View Post
    The link below gives a bit more detail on Hurton and a few interesting stories from Ardmore and Spike Island.

    http://www.waterfordcountymuseum.org...F61785?lang=en
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    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.../article/22/1/

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    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.


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    Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

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    Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.


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    this has to be one of the best threads here on IMO

    regards and congrats to GH and the rest of the lads

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    I was in Cobh this week end and i legged it out to see the Luisitania Memorial
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    this has to be one of the best threads here on IMO

    regards and congrats to GH and the rest of the lads

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    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)?
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    No I was just passing through

    I didnt regretfully have the time
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    U shoulda said. I'd have let you buy me a drink.

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    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)

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    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
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    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedgehog View Post
    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. 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.



    The Republican Plot, Cobh Old Church Cemetery.
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    Lusitania Screen Wall Memorial



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


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

    And one of the headstones of the dead crewmen.

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    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.

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

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    1916 memorial Percy Place, Dublin.





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    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.

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    Ballycumber, Co. Offaly. Below is a headstone to one of the men in the local C of I graveyard.


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




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    These 1798 memorials have piqued my interest so if anybody knows where there are similar ones PM me please.

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    The 4th Bn Memorial in Collins Bks to the lads killed in the mortar explosion in 1977.




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    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.














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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog View Post
    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
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    Very nice. Thanks for that.

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    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.
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