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Near Cloonyquin in County Roscommon, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
 

Percy French

1854 - 1920

 
 
Percy French Marker image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
1. Percy French Marker
Inscription.
This memorial is erected on the site
of the birthplace of
William Percy French
Born 1st May 1854
and commemorates his life as
engineer, song-writer, entertainer,
artist and journalist.

“Remember me is all I ask,
and yet if the remembrance
prove a task - forget!” W.P.F.

Erected by Co. Roscommon Historical
and Archaeological Society in 1984.

This plaque was erected by
Co. Roscommon Percy French Society
to commemorate the
150th anniversary of
the birth of
Percy French
1854 - 1920

Unveiled by his great grand nephew
Paul French
1st May 2004

William Percy French was born in
this house in 1854.
Civil Engineer, song-writer, author,
singer, painter, librettist, entertainer.
Most lovingly remembered for his comic-sweet
songs which included:
‘Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff’
‘The Mountains of Mourne’
‘Phil the Fluter's Ball’ and
that hymn to the West Clare Railway
‘Are ye Right There, Michael?’
He gave pleasure wherever he passed and left a kindly
memory to all who knew him.
He died at Formby in 1920

Plaque erected by Bord Fáilte
1146 1176

 
Erected
Percy French Marker image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
2. Percy French Marker
1984 by County Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society, County Roscommon Percy French Society, and Bord Fáilte.
 
Location. 53° 48.495′ N, 8° 15.482′ W. Marker is near Cloonyquin, Connacht, in County Roscommon. Touch for map. Memorial is about 2.1 kilometers WNW of Road N61 at Cloonyquin, along a narrow unnamed third class road.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Rathmoyle Cemetery (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); The Sharkey Sisters (approx. 10.7 kilometers away); Dr. Dudley Forde House (approx. 10.8 kilometers away); Strokestown Brewery (approx. 10.8 kilometers away); Mahon Dower House (approx. 10.8 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Percy French. (Submitted on March 4, 2010.)
2. Percy French Images. (Submitted on March 4, 2010.)
3. Percy French Birthplace. (Submitted on March 4, 2010.)
 
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Percy French 150th Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
3. Percy French 150th Anniversary Marker
Percy French Marker image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
4. Percy French Marker
Percy French Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
5. Percy French Memorial
Percy French Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
6. Percy French Memorial
Looking NW.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2010. This page has been viewed 930 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 4, 2010.
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