Longford in County Longford, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
County Longford Great War Memorial
1914 - 1918
To Perpetuate the Memory
of the 284 Gallant Soldiers
of the County Longford
who fell in the Great World War.
This Cross was erected by
the generous subscriptions of
their sorrowing relatives,
comrades and sympathisers.
R. I. P.
[Handwritten note hanging below reads:]
In memory of the 325 Longford men and women
who died in World Wars One and Two
and other conflicts
R. I. P.
Those loving Heroes
good and kind
Beloved by those
they left behind
Forget them; no we never will
While life shall last
we,ll love them still.
Death is swallowed
up in Victory
Greater love than this
no man hath. That a man
lay down his life
for his friends.
Erected by Relatives, Comrades and Sympathisers.
Location. 53° 43.55′ N, 7° 47.94′ W. Marker is in Longford, Leinster, in County Longford. Marker is at the intersection of Ballymahon Street (National Road 63) and New Street, on the left when traveling north on Ballymahon Street Touch for map. Memorial is on Market Square.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. fáilte go Kenagh (approx. 11.5 kilometers away); fáilte go Lanesborough (approx. 13.9 kilometers away); Lanesborough / Béal Átha Liag History 500 - 1900 AD (approx. 14 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Remembering Longford's WWI Heroes. (Submitted on February 10, 2010.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Heroes • Landmarks • Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2010. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 10, 2010.