What Would Fred Think?


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This afternoon.

Burnaby Parky, Greystones, Co Wicklow

Grim, gravestone-like proclamation monument installed as part of the national Glór na Cásca 1916 garden project.

Niall Neligan writes:

Burnaby Park is called after Colonel Fred Burnaby, a dashing British Army intelligence officer (a 19th century James Bond) last seen at the Siege of Khartoum in 1885 (see link below).

Although there were some rebels in Greystones, and a gun-running took place there in 1916, loyalist Burnaby residents preferred to deny this fact and, shaking their heads, refer to the Kilcoole gun-running. Perhaps this monument will change things?


Frederick Burnaby (Great British Nutters)

Pics: Niall Neligan

14 thoughts on “What Would Fred Think?

  1. boggo

    khartoum is one of my favourite epics. its on Netflix now. i Wonder was Burnaby the guy who ends up beheaded.

    1. dav

      Is that the battle that the garrison was allowed to surrender and travel back to India (now Pakistan) and only one soldier made it back alive?

  2. Louis Lefronde

    It could be recycled for Simon Harris’s political obituary in 6 months time….. Here rests Simon Harris he career, he left Greystones for Angola and got flayed alive by a tribe of left-wing cannibals!

    1. Gah!

      Or we could just beat him to death with it ourselves. Why should someone else have all the fun?

  3. Supercrazyprices

    Kind of appropriate really considering the Republic they fought for was still-born.

  4. Turgenev

    On the Jacob’s factory there’s a plaque, saying as little as possible, halfway down the wall of the building and high up, rather than one that explains what they’re commemorating, and at the front door. Don’t be complaining; you have the whole Proclamation.

  5. mauriac

    suck it up defunct Irish parliamentary party holdouts you live in the republic of Ireland .

    1. Louis Lefronde

      Defunct Irish Parliamentary Party holdouts….? I thought they went into Fine Gael…. ask John Bruton

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