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Posted: May 4 2008, 11:41 AM
Member No.: 1
Joined: 26-April 08
A short ceremony will take place on Saturday 27th September 2008 at Kilgobbin, Co. Dublin to rededicate the Great War Memorial .
This beautiful Celtic cross was erected in 1924 by local stonemasons, using Barnacuillia granite, to commemorate 29 officers and men from the district who fell in the Great War. The limestone plaque had become badly eroded and the names were illegible. It was decided to replace the plaque and add a second plaque. The memorial now commemorates 39 officers and men from South County Dublin.
The final part of the project, which involved exposing the memorial and making it more accessible to the general public, was helped by the development of the Rectory housing estate in the field adjoining the cemetery. It was also fortuitous that the landscaped area in the new estate was adjacent to the cemetery offering the potential for close views of the memorial. Steps enclosed by granite walls, leading from the amenity area in the Rectory estate, were constructed making the memorial visible and accessible to everyone.
'The Rectory' estate can be located 300 metres from the village of Stepaside; just off the road from Stepaside to Lamb's Cross.
For further information contact: Ken Kinsella 056 7722767.
The above-mentioned date is subject to confirmation from the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association.
Posted: Jun 9 2008, 09:50 PM
Member No.: 39
Joined: 9-June 08
This is wonderfull.. Also is there a fusilier in the church yard in Enniskerry?