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Irish Nurses Memorial in Dublin

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Don

I enclose a news cutting regarding memorial to Irish nurses who gave their lives in the Great War

Just wondering if the church is open to the public and is the tablet on view and has anybody seen it .

I would like to go there and see it. Grateful for any up to date info

Gerry

Nurses memorial.pdf

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If I recall correctly, the church at Arbour Hill contains a memorial to the Irish who died in the service of the UN. There's also a 'republican' memorial.

According to some books, the Irish Military Nurses' Memorial was unveiled in November 1921?

http://books.google.ie/books?id=1Bmk9Q8uMAQC&pg=RA2-PT174&lpg=RA2-PT174&dq=nurses+memorial+arbour+hill&source=bl&ots=QvhgA_b-7A&sig=oOcdYy9AcGYKBAhMcqxQPclugoM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZQemUs2pDaaM7QbskYA4&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=nurses%20memorial%20arbour%20hill&f=false

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUME067-1921/page316-volume67-19thnovember1921.pdf

I doubt it would have been moved elsewhere. If you look at the Irish War Memorials website you'll see that there's reference to Mary Agnes Doherty and Mary Danahar under the 'D' listing, so they must have transcribed the details from a memorial somewhere:

http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/html/persons.php?section=D

Best of luck in finding where the memorial tablet went (if indeed it was moved at all).

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Don

Thank you for submitting the links, you are indeed correct regarding the unveiling in 1921.

I am making inquiries about the church and if I can visit, and then hopefully I can view the tablet.

Regards

Gerry

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Michael Pegum

It isn't in Arbour Hill church, it's in St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast! I'm afraid a glitch on the Irish War Memorials website has left the memorial without identification as to place, and I'll sort it out (I've done that now).

I see that there was a glitch in the newspaper report, too. The first one named is Elsie Kelly Donaldson Parker. Gerry, can you give me the origin of that cutting. please?

It is just possible that there were two, identical, memorials. For example, the Great Northern Railway memorial in Belfast Central Station is identical to the one in Connolly Station, Dublin - the other end of the line.

Michael

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Don

Hello Michael,

Thank you for the information, very interesting indeed

I will retrieve the article, from memory it was published in 1921.

Regards

Gerry

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Michael Pegum

Hello Michael,

Thank you for the information, very interesting indeed

I will retrieve the article, from memory it was published in 1921.

Regards

Gerry

Thanks, Gerry, but the article in the British Journal of Nursing at Post No. 2 will do. I presume the memorial was moved in 1922, after the foundation of the Irish Free State.

Michael

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Thanks, Gerry, but the article in the British Journal of Nursing at Post No. 2 will do. I presume the memorial was moved in 1922, after the foundation of the Irish Free State.

Michael

Michael,

Firstly, congratulations on your excellent site.

Re the British Journal of Nursing: I'm reluctant to poke around through their online directories but it'd appear that the digitized volume is quite correctly referenced as Volume 67, which covers the latter part of 1921.

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/

Page 316 is the original reference for the 19 November 1921:

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUME067-1921/

(The first page of that 19 November 1921 issue is as follows, which refers to No.1755:

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUME067-1921/page313-volume67-19thnovember1921.pdf )

Best regards,

Joe

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Actually if one were to look at the RCN archive it turns up an Irish memorial fund for Norfolk lady Edith Cavell on 12 May 1917. (There's an earlier reference in the 22 January 1916 and 22 July 1916 issues re an Irish hospital memorial bed in honour of Edith Cavell).

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Ian C

Not wanting to hijack Don's thread, but our February meeting (Dublin WFA) is about Irish Nurses in the Great War.

IanC

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