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Leighlinbridge in County Carlow, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
 

Gairdín cuimhneachain / Garden of Remembrance

 
 
Gairdín cuimhneachain / Garden of Remembrance Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
1. Gairdín cuimhneachain / Garden of Remembrance Marker
Inscription.  

Déantar cuimhneachán ar go leor daoine áitiúla móra le rá anseo. Ach bealach ar leith atá sa Mheilteoir Colmais chun comóradh a dhéanamh ar shaol laethúil mhuintir eile an tsráidbhaile.

D'úsáid siad an chloch ollmhór ar chúis anphraiticiúil: chun cabhrú lena dtithe a théamh. Bhí Mathew Colfer ar dhuine de na daoine a cheaptar a thug faoi seo. I 1911, b'oibrí feirme 50 bliain d'aois é Mathew a cheanglódh an chloch le capall agus a dhoirtfeadh 'colmas' (dramhghual crua), láib bhuí agus uisce isteach sa chlais chiorclach ansin faoina bhun. I ndiaidh an capall a shiúl timpeall, mheil an chloch gach rud ina thaos greamaitheach. Rinneadh é seo a mhúnlú ina chnapanna ubhchruthacha a d'fhéadfaí é a dhó agus tháinig deargadh geal air i ndiaidh dó triomú.

An raibh a fhios agat?
• Chabhraigh clocha ó fhoirgnimh a rinneadh a scartáil leis an ngairdín a ardú os cionn leibhéal tuile na habhann.

• Tá beagnach 500 taismeach ó Cheatharlach curtha i gcuntas ar chuimhneachán an Chogaidh Mhóir, idir Syndey George a bhí 17 mbliana d'aois agus William Byrne a bhí 53 bliana d'aois.

• Déantar cuimhneachán anseo, chomh maith,

Gairdín cuimhneachain / Garden of Remembrance Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 16, 2019
2. Gairdín cuimhneachain / Garden of Remembrance Marker
ar an Altra Margaret Kehoe ó Leithghlinn an Droichid, a lámhachadh ag Aontas Bhaile Átha Cliath Theas i rith Sheachtain na Cásca 1916.

[Léann an léiriú ceart ar dheis]
Bhí clocha [?] ar fáil le [?] ag an bpobal [?].

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Many notable locals are remembered here. But the Culm Crusher is a unique way to commemorate the everyday lives of the village's other inhabitants.

They used the huge stones for a very practical reason: to help warm their homes. One who may have done was Mathew Colfer. In 1911, Mathew was a 50 year old farm labourer who would have hitched a horse to the stone then poured 'culm' (waste anthracite), yellow clay and water in the circular groove beneath. Walking the horse around, the stone crushed everything into a sticky paste. This was moulded into egg-shaped lumps that could be burned and glowed intensely after drying.

And Another Thing:
• Stones from demolished buildings helped raise the garden above the river's flood level.

• The Great War memorial records nearly 500 Carlow casualties ranging from Sydney George aged 17 to William Byrne aged 53.

• Nurse Margaret Kehoe of Leighlinbridge[,] who was shot at the South Dublin Union during Easter Week 1916, is also remembered here.

[Top right illustration caption reads]
Culm stones were available for use by the entire community.
 
Erected by Sean-oirthear na hÉireann / Ireland's Ancient East. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 52° 44.211′ N, 6° 58.729′ W. Marker is in Leighlinbridge, Leinster, in County Carlow. Marker is on Milford Street just north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Leighlinbridge Memorial Garden, Leighlinbridge, Leinster, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tyndall Way (a few steps from this marker); Gairdín na nDealbh / Sculpture Garden (a few steps from this marker); John Tyndall (a few steps from this marker); welcome to leighlinbridge - the garden village (a few steps from this marker); Myles Walter Keogh (a few steps from this marker); Cardinal Patrick Francis Joseph Moran (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of John Tyndall FRS (within shouting distance of this marker); Nicholas Aylward Vigors FRS (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leighlinbridge.
 
Also see . . .  Leighlinbridge (Carlow Tourism). (Submitted on July 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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