School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

Location:
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Sr E. Clarke

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Ancient Monuments

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 056

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In Mountmellick in a street called Wolfe Tone Street, there is a beautiful stone monument erected to the memory of eleven brave Irishmen who lost their lives in the Penal Days.The monument is in the form of a stone cross and the eleven names are inscribed on it.The monument is encircled by and iron railing to protect it,Every year at Easter a meeting is held there and a wreath is placed on its top in memory of the men who gave their lives for the cause of their country.

Collector
Maura Breen
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Breen
Gender
female
Address
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Language
English