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    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.



    The memorial on the site of the action.



    The Memorial in the graveyard.





    Details from the graveyard memorial.



    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/...20clonmult.htm

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

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    Midleton Republican Plot and 1st Cork Brigade Memorial



    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.







    The 1st Cork Brigade Memorial.




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

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    Sgt William Cosgrove VC







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

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    Smile Great thread

    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..
    I will see you in the tall grass...

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    Boer War Memorial, Kickham Barracks, Clonmel

    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.



    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.



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



    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.



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



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



    A representation of the regimental cap badge.



    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.



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



    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.

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    Bansha, Co. Tipperary



    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.

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    Bansha C of I Churchyard



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



    Elsewhere in the cemetery is a Canadian Engineer from WW2.

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    is that 'Ballydavid' in co. Kerry beside smerwick harbour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techman1 View Post
    is that 'Ballydavid' in co. Kerry beside smerwick harbour?
    No it's in the Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary.

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    One for the Ladies



    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




    At 10.28 hours on 10 Oct, 1942, the unescorted Orcades (Master Charles Fox) was torpedoed by U-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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog View Post
    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".

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

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    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.

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    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.

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

    http://www.waterfordcountymuseum.org.../22/6/?lang=en

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    Republican Plot, St. Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork



    Two views of the memorial





    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.

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    He went to t'other side...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    He went to t'other side...
    The other side of the cemetery or the other side of the political divide?

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    Have a few photos of Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy I must put up
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    Civil War Burials, St. Finbarr's 1








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