Bandon War Memorial Committee
stone is situated in front of the local offices of Cork Co
Council in Bandon. This is the site of the old railway station
on the Bandon to Cork road. It was erected in Feb. 1996 by J.Hickey Monumental Works
Ltd., Aherla, Co.Cork.
The site was landscaped and planted by committee members
under the supervision of the late Town Commissioner and
Committee member Mr. John Holland.
Shrubs and flowers were planted and is presently
maintained by Mr Donald Wood also a member. On
the 11th Oct. 1996 we tragically lost our vice-chairman
John Holland in an industrial accident. To us John was a dear
friend and colleague; we miss his wit and above all, his expertise.
We are glad that his father Vincent (present Vice-Chairman) and his uncle Jerry are on
the committee and continue the work that John was so proud of.
The event was to be a united act of remembrance of those conflicts and also an opportunity to pledge for peace on this island of Ireland. It was organised by Mr. Paddy Harte T.D. and Glenn Barr of the Ebrington Centre, Waterside, Londonderry. As a cross community and cross border event bringing traditions together on this island through shared experience. This was supported by the Ireland Fund and is intended to become an annual event. The Bandon committee has made a donation to the organisers as a contribution to their endeavours.
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