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World War I memorial unveiled in Mountrath Peace Garden on Armistice centenary

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter

Mountrath was among the towns around Laois that mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on the centenary of Armistice Day on Sunday, November 11.

The Mountrath Historical Society organised commemoration featured the unveiling of a plaque remembering 44 local people who died.

The plaque was erected at The Peace Garden on the Link Road. 

Michael Hetherington, great-grandnephew of Richard Hetherington, and Evelyn O'Connor niece of Lance Cpl Peter McKenna, jointly laid a wreath to their relatives who died in the four-year conflict.

Photographer Alf Harvey covered the event for the Leinster Express.