Gairdín na nDealbh / Sculpture Garden
Déantar cuimhneamh i nGairdín na nDealbh ar thriúr de na mic ba mhó le rá i Leithghlinn an Droichid: John Tyndall, Comhalta den Chumann Ríoga, arbh é an chéad duine a chruthaigh gurb ann don larmhairt Cheaptha Teasa, an Cairdinéal Patrick Moran agus an Coirnéal Colonel Myles Keogh.
Ina sheasamh i dteannta an Ghinearáil Custer ar mhánna Montana, gaiscígh Lakota agus Cheyenne mórthimpeall air, is fada an bóthar a thaistil Keogh ó Cheatharlach. Throid sé, i dtosach báire, an son Airm an Phápa san Iodáil, agus bhog sé go Meiriceá ina dhiaidh agus Dúirt ginearál amháin gurbh é "duine de na hoifigigh óga mharcra ba mhisniúla agus ab éifeachtúla a raibh aithne agam air riamh". Ach b'fhéidir gurbh eol do Keogh toradh na crógachta agus cheannaigh sé polasaí árachais saoil ar luach $10,000 - suim ollmhór an tráth sin - agus faoi cheann cúpla bliain, maraíodh é ag Cath Little Bighorn.
An raibh a fhios agat?
• Thángthas ar thobar a bhí línithe ag clocha i gcúinnethiar theas an ghairdín nuair a thosaigh an obair.
• Rinneadh chéad chairdinéal na hAstráile den Chairdinéal Patrick Moran in 1885. Mar a tharla, ba nia é
• Ba é "Thug tú nimh dom, a stóir", focail deiridh an Fhisiceora John Tyndall i ndiaidh gur thug a bhean chéile ródháileog de hiodráit chlórail dó de thimpiste.
[Léaráidí léirithe, ó bharr, léite]
• Myles Keogh i gcuideachta an Ghinearáil John Buford (ina shuí).
• Léaráid chomhaimseartha de 'Custer's Last Stand'
Standing with General Custer on the Montana plains, surrounded by Lakota and Cheyenne warriors, Keogh had travelled far from Carlow. First fighting for the Papal Armies in Italy, he moved to America and was soon noted as "one of the most gallant and efficient young cavalry officers I have ever known" by one general. But Keogh may have sensed what gallantry would lead to: he purchased a $10,000 life insurance policy - a vast sum then - and within a few years, was killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
And Another Thing:
• A stone-lined well was discovered in the garden's south west corner when work began.
• Cardinal Patrick Moranwas created Australia's first cardinal in 1885. Coincidentally he was also nephew of Ireland's first cardinal, Paul Cullen.
• "My dear, you have poisoned me" were physicist John Tyndall's last words after being accidentally given an overdose of chloral hydrate by his wife.
[Illustration captions, from top, read]
• Myles Keogh with General John Buford (seated).
• Contemporary illustration of 'Custer's Last Stand'
Erected by Sean-oirthear na hÉireann / Ireland's Ancient East. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 52° 44.209′ N, 6° 58.741′ W. Marker is in Leighlinbridge, Leinster, in County Carlow. Marker is on Milford Street just north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Leighlinbridge Sculpture Garden, Leighlinbridge, Leinster, Ireland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. welcome to leighlinbridge - the garden village (here, next to this marker); John Tyndall (a few steps from this marker); Cardinal Patrick Francis Joseph Moran (a few steps from this marker); Gairdín cuimhneachain / Garden of Remembrance (a few steps from this marker);
Also see . . . Leighlinbridge Self Guided Historic Town Walk. (Submitted on July 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.