March 31, 2004

Sean Tallon

Sean Tallon was a young Irish American who joined the New York Fire Department as a Fire Fighter. Along with 343 of his colleagues, and members of other emergency services, he died on September 112001 in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre.

His father was born in Donadea, and Sean kept close connections with his grandmother. His relatives and friends still live in the community. Donadea 9/11 Committee was inspired to commission and erect the Memorial, in his memory, and in memory of all those who died.

The Memorial was formally unveiled and dedicated on September 21st 2003 in a ceremony led by the Mayor of County Kildare, Councillor Michael Fitzpatrick.

The ceremony was attended by a large gathering of many hundreds, including many from the New York emergency and rescue services, as well as other dignitaries, all of whom paid tribute to those who lost their lives.

The ceremony followed a parade to the memorial site which was led by the Pipe Band of the Dublin Fire Brigade.

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