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Loughill honour for Limerick gun runners

first_img Previous articleMurder suspect is admitted to Central Mental HospitalNext articleCouncil to debate JobBridge ban Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter NewsLocal NewsLoughill honour for Limerick gun runnersBy Alan Jacques – September 18, 2014 1119 WhatsApp Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Molly Childers and Mary Spring Rice on the Asgard, 1914FOYNES woman Mary Spring Rice was a prominent member of the crew of the Asgard that famously landed 900 rifles and ammunition at Howth harbour in the summer of 1914.This Sunday at 2pm the crucial role played by Mary and other Limerick people in the importation of arms for the Irish Volunteers will be marked with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Mount Trenchard Churchyard in Loughill – the County Limerick gun-runner’s last resting place.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Conor O’Brien of Foynes Island, who later made the first circumnavigation of the globe in the Saoirse, flying the flag of the newly independent Irish Free State, is also buried at Loughill. He was the owner and skipper of the Kelpie in 1914 and along with his sister Kitty and Foynes sailors George Cahill and Tom Fitzsimons they conveyed a second consignment of arms from Germany to St Tudwall’s Island, off the Welsh coast.The 600 rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammunition were transferred from there to the Chotah, owned and skippered by Limerick-born Sir Thomas Myles, then President of the Royal College of Surgeons, and were landed at Kilcoole, County Wicklow on August 1, 1914. A total of 15,000 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition were landed in 1914.To honour these Irish nationalist activists, a commemorative booklet is being published by the Mount Trenchard Memorial Committee. The memorial plaque, to be unveiled this weekend, has been sculpted by Cliodhna Cussen.A shuttle bus will run this Sunday between the churches at Foynes and Loughill to the Mount Trenchard churchyard. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories center_img TAGSConor O’BrienfoynesFoynes IslandlimerickLoughillMary Spring RiceMount Trenchard Churchyardthe Asgardthe Kelpie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Storm Erik: Met Eireann upgrade weather warning for Donegal

first_imgA status orange wind warning has been issued for parts of the West coast as Storm Erik approaches Ireland. Met Éireann is warning of gusts of up to 130 kilometres an hour in counties Donegal, Galway and Mayo from tomorrow morning.While the rest of the country will be under a status yellow wind warning from 5am.High seas and coastal flooding are also expected. Storm Erik: Met Eireann upgrade weather warning for Donegal Pinterest Previous articleAlmost €680,000 approved for LIS schemes in DonegalNext articleMoville CC return to Senior Schools Girls Final News Highland Facebook Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – February 7, 2019 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more