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Noelle Cronin and Patrick Lyons – grandchildren of Captains Bridie Cronin and Patrick Lyons respectively – unveiling the monument at Lixnaw on Sunday.The monument was unveiled exactly 100 years to the day of the truce in the War of Independence in 1921. All photos by Domnick Walsh.

Noelle Cronin and Patrick Lyons – grandchildren of Captains Bridie Cronin and Patrick Lyons respectively – unveiling the monument at Lixnaw on Sunday.The monument was unveiled exactly 100 years to the day of the truce in the War of Independence in 1921. All photos by Domnick Walsh.

Jimmy Deenihan speaking at Lixnaw’s Volunteer Park on Sunday.

Jimmy Deenihan speaking at Lixnaw’s Volunteer Park on Sunday.

Locals in Lixnaw pictured watching the unveiling of the monument last week.

Locals in Lixnaw pictured watching the unveiling of the monument last week.

Conor and Dick McElligott and Steve Reidy pictured holding the tricolour in Lixnaw at the weekend.

Conor and Dick McElligott and Steve Reidy pictured holding the tricolour in Lixnaw at the weekend.

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Noelle Cronin and Patrick Lyons – grandchildren of Captains Bridie Cronin and Patrick Lyons respectively – unveiling the monument at Lixnaw on Sunday.The monument was unveiled exactly 100 years to the day of the truce in the War of Independence in 1921. All photos by Domnick Walsh.

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At 12 noon on Sunday, exactly 100 years to the day of the Truce between Crown Forces and the Irish Volunteers, the village of Lixnaw paid homage to the men and women from the locality who contributed to the fight for Irish Independence.

The sizeable crowd was not put off by the inclement conditions as they listened to various keynote speakers, many of them relatives of the Lixnaw Company IRA and the Irrebeg Cumann na mBan.


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