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Ballymote in County Sligo, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
 

Irish of the American Civil War Monument

 
 
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
1. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
Inscription.
We sent you our starving and our evicted
you gave them freedom and opportunity
1861-1865
You sounded the call of arms
We answered with loyalty and courage
We gave service, limb and life

To the honour and lasting memory of Irish emigrants and People of Irish heritage who served and died during the American Civil War
Dedicated on May 9th 2015 the 150th anniversary of the end of the War
By
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D.
In the presence of
His Excellency, Kevin F. O'Malley, United States
Ambassador to Ireland

P.O'DOWD Bunninadden
 
Erected 2015.
 
Location. 54° 5.443′ N, 8° 31.272′ W. Marker is in Ballymote, Connacht, in County Sligo. Marker is on R293 north of Camross, on the left when traveling north. Click for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker in County Sligo).
 
Also see . . .  New Ballymote Monument to Irish of the American Civil War. The Irish in the American Civil War (Damien Shiels) website offers commentary on
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
2. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
There are only two conflicts in Irish history which have seen close to 200,000 Irishmen in uniform. One is the First World War, which has undergone a welcome rehabilitation in Irish memory over the past 15 years- books on the topic abound, memorials are located around the island, and the State, media and Irish historians devote significant attention to it and the upcoming 100th anniversary. This is as it should be. The other of these two conflicts is the American Civil War.... - Irish in the American Civil War
the new monument, as well as the press release for the monument's unveiling. (Submitted on July 22, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
3. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
4. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
Monument from the main road above
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
5. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
Marker in center where the two roads meet in the distance
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
6. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
7. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
8. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
9. Irish of the American Civil War Monument Marker
Ballymote Town Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 13, 2015
10. Ballymote Town Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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