Mac Bride 1916 Memorial

MacBride

President Patrick Hillery unveiled the magnificent Major John Mac Bride memorial in July 1983.

An organising committee, chaired by Mr. Owen Hughes raised funds and worked over a number of years to complete the memorial.

The sculptor Mr. Peter Grant (RIP) designed and sculptured the bust of Major John Mac Bride.

Mr. John Coffey from Coffey Monumental Works completed the limestone plinth.

Councillor Margaret Adams, chairperson of Westport Urban District Council read an address of welcome.

Mr. Sean Mac Bride SC., Nobel and Lenin Peace Prize winner, son of Major John Mac Bride thanked the committee for honouring his father.

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President Hillery unveiling the MacBride 1916 memorial. (l-r) Peter Grant Sculptor, Garda PJ Bourke, Brendan Bolster, President Hillery, Una Quinn & Owen Hughes

President Hillery unveiling the MacBride 1916 memorial. (l-r) Peter Grant Sculptor, Garda PJ Bourke, Brendan Bolster, President Hillery, Una Quinn & Owen Hughes

Presentation to Pres. Hillery

Presentation to President Hillery (l-r) Sean MacBride, Owen Hughes, President Patrick Hillery & Archbishop Joseph Cunnane

Order of Ceremonies Booklet

 

Speech by President Hillery at the unveiling of the MacBride Memorial 1983

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