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General George O'Malley

c. 1780 - London 1843
general in the British Army
Thomas Kirk
1844

Castlebar - Caisleán an Bharraigh /  General George O'Malley   Castlebar - Caisleán an Bharraigh /  General George O'Malley

Description

Stone statue of General O'Malley, placed in a fence with large stone corner pillars, of which the two at the front have coat of arms and the names of O'Malley's battles.

Inscription(s)

to the memory of
MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE O'MALLEY
who expired in london
on the 16th of may 1843
in the 63th year of his age
and whose mortal remains are deposed
in the family burying place
at murrisk abbey
this statue
erected by a numerous circle of his
naval military and civil friends
among whom are the members of
the friendly brothers of saint patrick
as a small tribute of their esteem and affection
he served his country in egypt north america
the west indies the mediterranean &
he commanded the 2nd batalion of the 44th reg. at
WATERLOO
where he was twice wounded
and subsequently for many years commanded
the 88th reg. of connaught rangers.
he was a good and pious christian
a zealous and excellent soldier
and sincere and firm friend.

Sculptor

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Location (N 53°51'16" - W 9°18'0")

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