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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