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War of Independence Memorial

commemorates 17 volunteers who were killed during the war of independence and Civil War 1916 - 1922
Patrick J. Sheahan
1955

Newcastle West - <i>An Caisleán Nua</i> /  War of Independence Memorial   Newcastle West - <i>An Caisleán Nua</i> /  War of Independence Memorial

Description

Monument with at the front a marble sculpture depicting the Maid of Eire handing on the 'Torch of Freedom from the dying volunteers, to the youth of the Nation'. Below this a marble relief showing a shield with the coats of arms of the four Irish provinces.

Newcastle West - An Caisleán Nua / War of Independence Memorial

Inscription(s)

DOṀNAĊ CÁSCA 1955
dífialaḋ an cuiṁneaċán go
Le n-a oirearcas
SEÁN T. Ó CEALLAIĠ
uaċtarán na héireann

On the other side is a plaque with a list of 17 names and the text:
tógadh an lia so i ndil-cuimne ar na laocra
ó iarthar luimní a thuit i gcogadh na saoirse

Annotation

The memorial was unveiled by the President of Ireland, Sean T. O'Ceallaigh on Easter Sunday, 10th April 1955.

War memorial - list of names

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Newcastle West - An Caisleán Nua / War of Independence Memorial

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°26'58" W 9°3'32"

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