It has been decided to erect a memorial in the village of Straide as a mark of respect for all of those who took part in, and in many instances lost their lives in the Great War. It is envisaged that those to be honoured will be former residents or have a strong connection with the Parish of Straide or surrounding parishes. The list is still a work in progress but is expected to include the following;
World War 1 (Fallen)
Private Michael Dunleavy Irish Guards
Private John Smyth Irish Guards
Private John Roache Munster Fusiliers
Private James Patrick Rowan Connaught Rangers
Private Owen Foy Dublin Fusiliers
Gunner Thomas Roache Canadian Field Artillery
John Cooling Merchant Navy
The following are also to be commemorated in relation to World War 1:
Father Felix Burke, Parish Priest of Straide 1929 – 1939 and
Father Michael Louis Henry Parish Priest of Straide 1943 – 1947 (both served as Chaplains in the Great War).
Patrick Flynn – (Rank and Regiment to be verified).
Ruane brothers (2) Munster Fusiliers (Rank and Christian names to be verified).
Private Philip Roach 81st foot soldier Afghan War ( 1878 – 79-80)
Perhaps you are aware of a person or have an ancestor whom you would like to have commemorated in a fitting manner. Should anyone have further information on participants of the Great War or, indeed, any great conflict involving residents of Straide or the surrounding parishes. please contact John on (087) 9371827 or drop into the Michael Davitt Museum in Straide.