Monday, 26 January 2009

An Tine Bheo

coiste ag bualadh le chéile le tamailín anois i gceantair Mhic Airt chun Cuimhneacháin a thógáil d'iadsúid ón ceantar a bhfuair bás ar son saoirse na hÉireann.

The Short Strand Commemoration Committee hes been meeting for some time now with the aim of erecting a permanent Memorial to the local Volunteers.

Obviously the area has a long and proud Republican history, names in the Garden will be reflective of many different phases of struggle. Charlie Monahan who set out on Easter Week, Liam Tomlinson and Jim Straney who fought and died while fighting fascism in Spain, and all those others from the Parish who have given their lives in pursuit of Irish freedom.

the name of the monument will be 'An Tine Bheo', the 'Living Flame', a fitting name given the very living legacy that those men have left us within the community. Fittingly representative of the families of our Patriot Dead are represented on the Committee also.

Beidh báiliúcháin airgid ag tarlú san am ata romhain agus níl aon dabht agam go mbeidh daoine breá sástá cuidiú leis an tionscadal fiúntach seo.

A number of fundraising events will be taking place over the coming months and I have no doubt they will be hugely supported by people within the community and indeed beyond. I'll certainly keep people up to date via this blog.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the monument.

    From the Glasgow Irish