Thursday, February 12, 2015

1916 Memorial Roscommon

Near Elphin this memorial to the Roscommon people who died in 1916.
 
 During the 1916 rising 1200 men and women armed with light arms held off 16000 English army with gunships and artillary for 6 days in Dublin, with smaller battles throughout the country.
All though badly supported, defeated and major leaders executed, it brought back the dream of independence. The war of Independence between 1919 - 1921 eventually led to Independence from England.

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