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?
Pics: Niall Neligan