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
I like it.
Uggghhh Hugggghhhh Uggghhh Hugggghhhhhh
There’s an identical one recently erected in the People’s Park in Bray.
khartoum is one of my favourite epics. its on Netflix now. i Wonder was Burnaby the guy who ends up beheaded.
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?
no he wasnt that was Colonel Stewart.
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!
Or we could just beat him to death with it ourselves. Why should someone else have all the fun?
Kind of appropriate really considering the Republic they fought for was still-born.
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.
suck it up defunct Irish parliamentary party holdouts you live in the republic of Ireland .
Defunct Irish Parliamentary Party holdouts….? I thought they went into Fine Gael…. ask John Bruton