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Wicklow - Cill Mhantáin

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Michael Dwyer Monument

Michael Dwyer (Camara, Co. Wicklow 1772 - Liverpool, NSW, Australia 1825)
United Irishmen leader in the 1798 rebellion. He later fought a guerilla campaign against the British Army in the Wicklow Mountains from 1798-1803
(Wikipedia)
George Smyth
1904

Baltinglass - <i>Bealach Conglais</i> /  Michael Dwyer Monument   Baltinglass - <i>Bealach Conglais</i> /  Michael Dwyer Monument

Description

Statue of a United Irishman of 1798, with on the pedestal the year 1798.

Inscription(s)

Cuiṁniġ alóatoire
ar
Ṁiċeál ua Duiḃir
agus ar a Ċomránaċ dileas
Soṁairle MacAlasdair
an báis
Cuiṁniġ Fós go buan
ar an dream tíor ġráḋaċ
d'éiriġ amaċ
ar son na h-Éireann isna
bliaḋaingaiḃ
1798 - 1803 - 1848 - 1867.
Muini..gear Coimdae
Ċillṁantán
do ṫóg an leaċt so
Go Saora Dia Eire
1904

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To Commemorate
the
Heroism and Sacrifices
of
MICHAEL DWYER
and
His Faithful Comrade
SAM MacALLISTER
and also
To Perpetuate the Memory
of those who participated
in the
Insurrectionary Movements
of
1798, 1803, 1848 and 1867.
This Monument has been
Erected by the People of
Wicklow County

God Save Ireland
1904.

Signature

Smyth Sculp. | Dublin

Annotation

The monument commemorates the part played by Michael Dwyer and Sam MacAllister in the 1798 rebellion. It also remembers subsequent insurrectionary movements of the 19th century.

Baltinglass - Bealach Conglais / Michael Dwyer Monument

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°56'28" W 6°42'27"

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