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By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
Dún Aonghus Marker
Ireland, Connacht (County Galway), Inishmore, Aran Islands — Dún Aonghus
This, one of the finest prehistoric fortresses in Western Europe, consists of three dry-stone ramparts, and the remains of a fourth, the outermost of which encloses an area of 11 acres. Outside the second rampart there is a 30 foot band of . . . — Map (db m109137) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Galway), Inishmore, Aran Islands — Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal ColonyFailte go Port Corrúch
Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony [First part of the marker is about the seal colony along the coastline and is not transcribed] As you look across the North Sound you can see the Coast of Connemare and the Twelve pins of Connemara. Near . . . — Map (db m22928) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Galway), Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands — A Fighting Chance
John Ridgeway [sic] & Chay Bylth rowed the Atlantic in English Rose III from Orleans to Kilronan, Aran, Ireland 4th June 1966 - 3rd Sept. 1966 Na laga dia iad — Map (db m22850) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Galway), Kinvara — Francis A. Fahy1854 - 1935
Poet, Writer, Life-Long Worker in the Irish Cause was born in this house Sept. 29. 1854. ——•—— “For peace of mind I'll never find until my own I call that little Irish cailín in her ould plaid . . . — Map (db m28091) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Althore — Srahwee or Altóir Megalithic Wedge TombClew Bay Archaeological Trail site 13Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
Sraith Bhuí – The Yellow River Land This is one of the finest megalithic tombs in Ireland. This particular example is a wedge tomb, so-called because of its shape, wider and higher at the entrance and gradually tapering towards . . . — Map (db m28063) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Cloonlaur — Bunlahinch ClapperbridgeClew Bay Archaeological Trail site 14Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
Bún na hInes - Bottom of the River Meadow This clapperbridge is a very unusual feature in the West of Ireland. The word clapper originally meant plank in the Sussex area of England, where there are many examples. Clapperbridges are a . . . — Map (db m28058) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Cong — Monk's Fishing House / Teach Iascaigh na Manach
Monk's Fishing House Fish was a staple in the diet of the mediaeval monastery, and this small building, probably built in the 15th or 16th century, is believed to have been used by the monks of Cong to make the task of catching fish a little . . . — Map (db m28068) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Killeen — Killeen Graveyard and Cross SlabClew Bay Archaeological Trail site 15Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
This graveyard is now in the area known as Killeen. There is no trace of the early Christian church but there is a circular raised platform within the graveyard which could indicate where the original church stood. Tradition has it that if a . . . — Map (db m28056) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Louisburg — Famine Museum and Granuaile Centre, LouisburghClew Bay Archeaological Trail site 12Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
Cluain Cearbhán - Meadow of the Buttercups The Famine Museum in Louisburgh recounts local memories of the famine, presents coverage of the famine in the media, nationally and locally, and shows how links have been established . . . — Map (db m28044) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Moneen — Lime Kiln, Moneen,Clew Bay Archaeological Trail site 11Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
Móinín - Small Bog Lime Kilns date from the 18th century and were used until the 1940s in some areas. By lighting fires in these kilns and adding crushed limestone, lime was produced for use as fertiliser in the fields and also for . . . — Map (db m27989) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Abbey / National Famine Monument / Statue of St PatrickClew Bay Archaeological Trail sites 6, 7, 8Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh
Murrisk Abbey • site 6 Muraisc - Sea Marsh Murrisk Abbey was founded circa 1456 by the Augustinian Friars because “the inhabitants of those parts have not hitherto been instructed in their faith.” It quickly . . . — Map (db m27757) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Fisherman's Monument
Ag Críost an mhuir Ag Críost an t-iasc I líontaih Dé go gcastar sinn This monument was erected to honour the contributions of the traditional seafaring fishing community in Murrisk. We celebrate their memory and ask you to remember . . . — Map (db m80404) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Murrisk Friary / Mainistir Mhuraisce
Murrisk - from Muraisc (Sea-marsh) Murrisk Friary This small house of Augustinian friars, located here on the south shore of Clew Bay in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, was founded in 1457 by Hugh O'Malley. It was dedicated . . . — Map (db m27587) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — National Famine MemorialCuimhneachán Náisiúnta ar an nGorta Mór
To honour the memory of all who died, suffered and emigrated due to the Great Famine of 1845 - 1850, and the victims of all famines. The Memorial was unveiled by the President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on 20 July 1997. I gcuimhna . . . — Map (db m27583) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Squadron Leader R. F. C. Garvey
In loving memory of Squadron Leader R.F.C. Garvey D.F.C. & Bar Only son of J.C. & Gladys Garvey Born at Murrisk Abbey 11th July 1918 Killed in a flying accident at Shawbury, England, on 14th January 1948 & buried there Dearly . . . — Map (db m28259) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), the Doo Lough Valley — 1849 Famine Walk
To commemorate the Hungry Poor who walked here in 1849 and walk the Third World today Freedom for South Africa 1994. “How can men feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.” Mahatma Gandhi in . . . — Map (db m27687) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Westport — Major John Mac Bride / Seán Mac Giolla Bríde
IgCuimhne ar an maor Seán Mac Giolla Bríde Major John Mac Bride Vice-Commandant Irish Republican Army, Major in the Army of the South African Republic, Organizer of the Transvaal Irish Brigade, who died for Ireland 5th . . . — Map (db m27564) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Ballinlough — Glynn - Glavey - Keane Memorial
This memorial was erected to commemorate the memory of Comdt. Patrick Glynn Lieut. Michael Glavey Vol. Michael Keane who gave their lives for the cause of freedom during an attack on Ballinlough R.I.C. Barracks on Sept. . . . — Map (db m27768) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Ballyconboy — 988:1272 — Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore)
Cruachan is traditionally said to be the inauguration place of the Kings of Connacht. There are a number of monuments spread over an area of about two square miles. These include a large mound, a number of differently-shaped enclosures and some . . . — Map (db m28192) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Cloonyquin — Percy French1854 - 1920
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 . . . — Map (db m28177) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Rathmoyle — Rathmoyle Cemetery
Rathmoyle Cemetery is unique in that it is the property of the parish and is maintained solely by the local population. The site appeas on the 1st edition of the 6 inch O.S. series of maps for Co. Roscommon as a Mortuary Chapel with surrounding . . . — Map (db m28204) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Strokestown — Dr. Dudley Forde House
Fine example of town's Georgian architecture. Home of Dr. Dudley Forde popular medical practitioner in this area for many years Died 1945 — Map (db m27557) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Strokestown — Mahon Dower House
Former Mahon Dower House Originally constructed in 1740's later used as Scoil Mhuire Secondary School until 1967 — Map (db m27538) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Strokestown — Strokestown Brewery
Brewery here in early 18th century — Map (db m27548) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Strokestown — The Sharkey Sisters
The Sharkey Sisters Una and Lena resided here. Leading members of Cumann na mBan during War of Independence — Map (db m27553) HM
Ireland, Connacht (County Sligo), Ballymote — Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment& Brigadier General Michael Corcoran
Ireland's National Monument to the Fighting 69th Regiment & Brigadier General Michael Corcoran Unveiled by The Honourable Major Michael R. Bloomberg New York City 22 August 2006 John Perry T.D Chariman Ballymore Community . . . — Map (db m85947) WM
Ireland, Connacht (County Sligo), Ballymote — Irish of the American Civil War Monument
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 . . . — Map (db m85946) WM

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