Remembrance Garden & Memorial Erected In Holycross Village

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A Remembrance Garden and Memorial has been erected by the Holycross Tidy Village Association to “honour the memory of all those who contributed to the struggle for Irish National Self-Determination during the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and The Civil War between 1916 and 1923.”

The memorial was unveiled by Tipperary TD and Holycross resident Michael Lowry at a ceremony held on the banks of the River Suir in the heart of the village.

In his address to the large gathering, Deputy Lowry said ‘It is noble and appropriate to pay tribute to the men and women from this parish, from our county and from our country for their bravery and their sacrifices.  In doing so we must be mindful that it came at an enormous cost to them and their loved ones.   Reflecting on the actions that have shaped our lives, Deputy Lowry recalled the details of all three events. 

Deputy Lowry paid particular reference and tribute to the role played by the brave women of Cumann na mBan.

The 1916 Proclamation is displayed in the centre of the memorial, with a flagpole beside the memorial which is situated just opposite Holy Cross Abbey.