Duleek 1916 - 1981 Hunger Strike Monument

Duleek 1916 - 1981 Hunger Strike Monument (HMI38)

Location: St Matthews, Meath 29135 Meath
Country: Ireland
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N 53° 39.684', W 6° 25.023'

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and Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden
is named after
Vol. Joe Coombes, Platin Road.
Vol. Noel Gallagher, Mountfield, Co. Tyrone
Vol. Harry McCormick, Prioryland, Duleek
and is in memory of
all those who dedicated their lives
to and for the cause of Irish freedom.
This monument was unveiled by
Paddy Sheils (Snr), Garballagh
and Jimmy Lynch, Kentstown

The Memorial Garden
Was Officially Opened
On 15th June 2008
By Ex-Portlaoise Hungerstriker
Dessie Ellis, Finglas

"The sacrifice of our patriot dead and the determination of our people will secure Irelands freedom" T.P Lynch

Republican Hunger Strikers 1917 - 1981

Vol. Thomas Ashe 1917
Vol. Michael Fitzgerald 1920
Vol. Terence Mac Swiney 1920
Vol. Joseph Whitty 1923
Vol. Joseph Murphy 1923
Vol. Denis Barry 1923
Vol. Andrew Sullivan 1923
Vol. Tony D'Arcy 1940
Vol. Sean Mac Neela 1940
Vol. Sean McCaughey 1946
Vol. Michael Gaughan 1974
Vol. Francis Stagg 1976
Vol. Bobby Sands 1981
Vol. Francis Hughes 1981
Vol. Raymond McCreesh 1981
Vol. Patsy O'Hara 1981
Vol. Joe McDonnell 1981
Vol. Martin Hurson 1981
Vol. Kevin Lynch 1981
Vol. Kieran Doherty 1981
Vol. Thomas McElwee 1981
Vol. Mickey Devine 1981

"Remember not that we died but what we died for, Irelands freedom" T.P Lynch

[Copy of the Proclamation of the Republic (1916 Easter Proclamation) is included]

1981 Monument Committee
Lar Murphy
Tommy Gallagher
Anthony Walsh
Polo Conlon
Thomas Lynch
Shani Lynch

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Duleek Commons
[marker located immediately SW of Hunger Strike monument]

The Commons is divided into two distinct areas by a wide pass. The first area of approximately one hundred acres is due north of the village while the second much smaller area is called the East or Off Commons. Much of the village of Duleek is siutated in the townland of Commons. The land which is predominantly marshy is of significant interest because it contains a rich variety of plant and wild-bird species. Traditionally, land-use was associated with grazing rights of individuals for livestock and geese.

The Paramadda river, which rises in Thomastown bog, passes through the village and through the North Commons to join the River Nanny at Duleek Bridge just south of the village.
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HM NumberHMI38
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByPaddy Shiels Plant Hire, Ronan McGuane, Newgrange Stone, Blacktop Macadam, et al
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 670664 N 5948949
Decimal Degrees53.66140000, -6.41705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 53° 39.684', W 6° 25.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds53° 39' 41.04" N, 6° 25' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35170-35586 Kingsgate, St Matthews Meath 29135, IE
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