The Foundation Of The Republic Will Be Their Legacy

“This dolmen was erected in memory of the fallen volunteers of the 1st Battalion Derry Brigade Ogliagh na hEireann. The dolmen was first erected in Ireland about 3000 BC. It is believed that they were erected to honour an esteemed chieftain or warrior. Tógadh an leacht cuimhneacháin in ónóir agus i gcuimhne ar Chéad Chathlán Bhriogáid Dhoire Óglaigh na hÉireann. Tugtar ómós do mhisneach agus d’iobairt na nóglach a thug a raibh acu ar son saoirse na hÉireann. [Homage is paid to the courage and sacrifice of the volunteers who gave all they had for Irish freedom.] Ní dhéan[m]ar dearmad ar a gcrógacht agus ar a n’íobairt agus beidh bunú na poblachta a n-o[i]dhreacht. [We will not forget their bravery and sacrifice and the foundation of the republic will be their legacy.]

The ogham stone, part of the memorial garden to the Derry Brigade, has a plaque added to it.

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Hunger Strikers Memorial

The dove/lark on a fist (seen in 2007 but missing in 2008) is restored to the crossbar of the hunger strikers memorial in Rossville Street, Derry. Kevin Lynch’s portrait is displayed around the time of his death on August first, 1981.

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UDR & RIR Memorials

“This memorial commemorates the men and women who served their country in the battalions of  the Ulster Defence Regiment 1970 – 1992: 1st (County Antrim), 1st/9th (County Antrim), 2nd (County Armagh), 2nd/11th (County Armagh), 3rd (County Down), 4th (County Fermanagh), 4th/6th (County Fermanagh and County Tyrone), 5th (County Londonderry), 6th (County Tyrone), 7th (City of Belfast), 7th/10th (City of Belfast), 8th (County Tyrone), 9th (County Antrim), 10th (City of Belfast), 11th (Craigavon)”

For information about those listed on the Royal Irish Rangers (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th) roll of honor, see militaryimages.net.

St Anne’s Cathedral, Donegall Street, Belfast.

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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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2nd Battalion B Company Village

“In proud and loving memory of our fallen comrades 2nd battalion south Belfast will always be remembered by the officers and volunteers ‘B’ company Village. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember them. For God and Ulster.” Combined Ulster Volunteers (on the left, with Thiepval Tower and insignia) and UVF (on the right) memorial garden in Moltke Street, Belfast.

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Deceased Members From St Matthew’s Parish

“This memorial cross is dedicated to the memory of all the deceased members from St Matthew’s Parish especially those who died as a result of the conflict in our country. Always remembered with love and respect by their families, friends and parishioners. Mary, queen of peace, pray for us. Dóibh siad uilig as Paraiste Mhaitiú Naofa atá anois ar shlí na firinne go mormhor dóibh siad a d’éag da bharr na comhlinte in ár dtír, a thiomnaintear an chros seo. Beidh dílchuimhne ag a muintir féin, ag a gcairde agus ag a gcomhrarsana orthu go brách agus is le grá agus meas a chuimhneofar orthu. A Mhuire, banríon na Síochána, guigh orainn. May they all rest in peace. Suimhneas síoraí othru uilig.”

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