TOMÁS Ó FAOLÁIN MONUMENT

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Tomás Ó Faoláin was a young Irish patriot who died in the War of Independence in 1921. He was a member of the Clifden Company of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and took part in several attacks on the British forces in the area. He was killed in a gun battle with the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) near Clifden on 11 July 1921, just hours before the truce that ended the war.

His death was mourned by his comrades and the local community, who regarded him as a hero and a martyr. In 1960, a monument was erected in his honour in Clifden. The monument is a carved limestone high cross, with panels of interlace and knotwork decoration. It has inscriptions in Irish and English, commemorating his life and sacrifice. The monument is an important historical reminder of the country’s troubled past and its struggle for freedom.

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Tomás Ó Faoláin Monument

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