15 July 2018: Unveiling of Kilkenny Great War Memorial, Kilkenny

On Sunday 15 July 2018 a new memorial commemorating those from the city and county of Kilkenny who were killed during the First World War was officially unveiled at 1.50pm by Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality. The committee to establish the memorial was founded in 2011, and the memorial has been developed with the assistance of Kilkenny County Council. It commemorates 827 men from Kilkenny killed in the course of the First World War. The listing of names is based on research by Tom Burnell, Niall Brannigan, John Kirwan, and William Murphy.  It is the only public memorial to the dead of the war in Co. Kilkenny, and It is located in the Peace Park, St Michael Street, Kilkenny, along the River Nore. The memorial wall is made from Kilkenny limestone and was sculpted by P. Molloy and Sons of Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

The memorial was opened by Minister Charles Flanagan TD and the service, to which members of the public were invited, incorporated musical performances and wreathlaying. Learn more about the Kilkenny Great War Memorial and explore the listings of Ireland’s war dead on Ireland’s Memorial Records.

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