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IRA Plot (Derry City Cemetery)

Information on memorial
Memorial ID No.:
227
Memorial Title:
IRA Plot (Derry City Cemetery)
Commemorating:
IRA members from Derry who were killed in the conflict. The memorials list 46 people (some of whom have died of natural causes since 2000). Only 34 of the names are listed in Sutton's Index of Deaths.
Information about person(s) commemorated
Date of Incident:
April
Description:
Monument comprised of a figurative statue on a large inscribed plinth, standing on a platform with three steps. Two additional slabs stand one on either side of the plinth. Figurative statue is of Cuchulainn. This monument forms the central part of the main Provisional IRA burial plot within the City Cemetery.
Inscription(s):
A number of inscriptions containing the names of members of the IRA killed on 'active service'.
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Location Address:
Derry City Cemetery, Creggan, Derry,
County Derry, Northern Ireland.
BT48
Location Guide:
Near west wall (south-west corner) of the City Cemetery in Creggan, Derry. The plot can be found be entering the cemetery by Creggan gate, close to St Mary's Church, and proceeding directly ahead along the road.
Map Grid Ref:
IC421162
X,Y Co-ordinates:
X: 242115, Y: 416229
Previous Location:
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Nature:
Paramilitary, Republican, IRA
Physical Type:
Other, Republican Plot, Monument and grave headstones
Physical Materials:
Stone Granite
Setting:
Cemetery
Access:
Public Restricted
Post Unveiling:
The monument is the scene of regular commemorations but particularly for the annual Easter Sunday commemoration.
Commissioned By:
Republican Movement / Derry Republican Graves Committee
Artist(s):
Date Unveiled:
Easter 1975
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First Viewed:
10 November 2007
Last Viewed:
12 April 2009
Photographs:
11
Comments:
The statue of Cuchulainn appears to be moddelled on that by Oliver Sheppard which is on display in the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin.
Compiler:
Martin Melaugh

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