Archive for May 2008

Remembering names

May 31st, 2008 | By | Category: Ireland

Sitting in the school chapel this morning, the memorial tablet loomed large across the nave. Outside the chapel there is a terrace on which stands a large Celtic cross commemorating those who fell in the Great War, and one of the grey granite school buildings from the 1920s was dedicated in memory of the fallen, but it is on the tablet in the chapel that the dead are recorded name by name.

Memories of many of the dead must have been vivid, some left in the late 19th Century, but …