Let Not Their Memory Die

Presbyterian Roddy McCorley was executed on 28 February, 1800, and his name is famous due to a ballad written by Ethna Carbery (sung here by Tommy Makem).

“In memory of Rody McCorley who was hanged here for his part in the Rising of 1798. Those who died for Ireland, let not their memory die.” “I gcuimhne Ruairí Mhic Thoirdhealliagh a crochadh annseo as a bheith páirteach i nÉirghe Amach 1798. Iad siúd a dhéag ar son na hÉireann go mhairidh a gchú go deo.”

Moneynick Road, Toome.

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McCalmont Memorial Orange Hall

King Billy’s sword is tipped in blood, and he rides below a shamrock, rose, and thistle, uniting the kingdoms. Ballyclare Orange Hall is named after Hugh McCalmont, a major-general in the British Army Ulster Unionist MP for North Antrim in 1895. His Whiteabbey house was burned down by suffragettes in 1914 because it was used as a training ground by the UVF of the anti-franchise Carson. Rashee Road, Ballyclare.

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John Gregg

“South East Antrim [UDA/UYM]. In proud memory of Brig. John Gregg, T. Daly, B. Hobbs, B. Smyth, J. Kelly, G. Evans, J. McClure, W. Gordon, G. Fittis, A. Helm. Quis separabit.” Gregg was a hero to loyalists for seriously injuring Gerry Adams in 1984. He was killed in the Adair feud in 2003.

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Steeple Arch

The Orange arch in the Steeple/Parkhall estate on Parkhall Road, Antrim. From left to right: Pierced heart, cross and crown, compass and set square, “RBP” [Royal Black Preceptory]; “330 Orangemeen murdered by Sinn Fein IRA” with poppies; King Billy below a crown; “Masserene barracks, Antrim” with poppies; Orange flag, 3-step ladder, crossed keys, “GOLOI” [Grand Orange Lodge Of Ireland]

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