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December 12, 2006


Restoration of Memorial and replacement of railings.
Irish Civil War Memorial at Market Square, Kildare
Stephen Talbot
            In December of 1922 during the course of the Irish Civil War, seven young men from Kildare were executed. They were: Patrick Bagnall (19), Stephen White (19), Jackie Johnston (18), Patrick Nolan (24), Patrick Mangan (22), James Connor (24), Brian Moore (37). The white marble memorial at Market Square, Kildare was erected in 1935 by a local committee and surrounded by iron railings and bears the inscription:
“May God diffuse their spirit among us”
This railing fell into disrepair some years ago and efforts to have it repaired or replaced have been ongoing. Recent contact was made with the National Graves Association, who are responsible for the upkeep of such memorials and they very kindly gave, not only their support for the replacement of the railing but also a financial contribution towards the project. The project, spearheaded by Kildare Tidy Towns Committee was undertaken in May 2006 and the shamrocks, which were a feature of the old railing, were transplanted onto a new one.
The new railing which is galvanised, was installed on Friday 30th June 2006.

Restoration of Memorial and replacement of railings.

Posted by mariocorrigan at December 12, 2006 09:05 PM