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County Carlow

 Memorial Inscriptions / OBITUARY'S
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The Inscription reads:  To the memory of JOHN McCall. Historian, Folklorist, Writer and Patriot.  Born in Killalongford 1822. Died 1902 was seventh generation of RIOCAIRD MacCATMADIL of Kinel Farry. Co Tyrone who settled in Killalongford in 1606.  Also PATRICK JOSEPH McCall son of JOHN, Poet and Nationalist. Born 1861 Died 1919.

Ga nearng Oia Trocaire.

Picture shows Eddie McDonald and Donncha O'Dulaing after the unveiling of the Mc Call Memorial at Killalongford on September 9, 1990. Through the efforts of Eddie McDonald, Clonmore, John McCall, historian, writer and nationalist has been commemorated at his birthplace. John’s son, P. J., poet and nationalist, is also commemorated on the memorial.

A large crowd enjoyed a glorious Sunday of celebrations which began with the 0 Riada Mass celebrated in the old chapel of Clonmore, where John McCall attended school in 1820, as there was no schoolhouse at the time. After the unveiling, and refreshments which were served by a hard-working ladies’ committee, the proceedings were brought to a close by a concert of the McCalls’ ballads.

A souvenir booklet of the celebrations is available from Eddie McDonald, Clonmore, Co. Carlow. Photo: W. Ellis.

Source: Carloviana 1990/1991 No. 38


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