Duleek in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
Duleek 1916 - 1981 Hunger Strike Monument
and Memorial Garden
is named after
Vol. Joe Coombes, Platin Road.
Vol. Noel Gallagher, Mountfield, Co. Tyrone
Vol. Harry McCormick, Prioryland, Duleek
and is in memory of
all those who dedicated their lives
to and for the cause of Irish freedom.
This monument was unveiled by
Paddy Sheils (Snr), Garballagh
and Jimmy Lynch, Kentstown
The Memorial Garden
Was Officially Opened
On 15th June 2008
By Ex-Portlaoise Hungerstriker
Dessie Ellis, Finglas
“The sacrifice of our patriot dead and the determination of our people will secure Irelands freedom” T.P Lynch
Republican Hunger Strikers 1917 - 1981
Vol. Thomas Ashe 1917
Vol. Michael Fitzgerald 1920
Vol. Terence Mac Swiney 1920
Vol. Joseph Whitty 1923
Vol. Joseph Murphy 1923
Vol. Denis Barry 1923
Vol. Andrew Sullivan 1923
Vol. Tony D'Arcy 1940
Vol. Sean Mac Neela 1940
Vol. Sean McCaughey 1946
Vol. Michael Gaughan 1974
Vol. Francis Stagg 1976
Vol. Bobby Sands 1981
Vol. Francis Hughes 1981
Vol. Raymond McCreesh 1981
Vol. Patsy O'Hara 1981
Vol. Joe McDonnell 1981
Vol. Martin Hurson 1981
Vol. Kevin Lynch 1981
Vol. Kieran Doherty
Vol. Thomas McElwee 1981
Vol. Mickey Devine 1981
“Remember not that we died but what we died for, Irelands freedom” T.P Lynch
[Copy of the Proclamation of the Republic (1916 Easter Proclamation) is included]
1981 Monument Committee
[marker located immediately SW of Hunger Strike monument]
The Commons is divided into two distinct areas by a wide pass. The first area of approximately one hundred acres is due north of the village while the second much smaller area is called the East or Off Commons. Much of the village of Duleek is siutated in the townland of Commons. The land which is predominantly marshy is of significant interest because it contains a rich variety of plant and wild-bird species. Traditionally, land-use was associated with grazing rights of individuals for livestock and geese.
The Paramadda river, which rises in Thomastown bog, passes through the village and through the North Commons to join the River Nanny at Duleek Bridge just south of the village.
Erected 2008 by Paddy Shiels Plant Hire, Ronan McGuane, Newgrange Stone, Blacktop
Location. 53° 39.684′ N, 6° 25.023′ W. Marker is in Duleek, Leinster, in County Meath. Marker is at the intersection of Kingsgate and Station Road, on the right when traveling west on Kingsgate. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parochial House (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Connell's House (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); St Mary's Abbey (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Lime Tree (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Duleek Courthouse (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The Woodhenge/Pit circle / The Winter Soltice (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); Knowth / Cnogbha (approx. 6.6 kilometers away); Saint Patrick on the Hill of Slane (approx. 10.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Duleek.
Also see . . .
1. Irish Hunger Strike Miscellaneous Images. (Submitted on February 6, 2010.)
2. 1981 Irish Hunger Strike. (Submitted on February 6, 2010.)
3. Irish Political Prisoners and Post Hunger-Strike Resistance to Criminalisation. (Submitted on February 6, 2010.)
4. Irish Hunger Strikes and the Cult of Self-Sacrifice. (Submitted on February 6, 2010.)
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