Monument in memory of Detective Garda John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne to be erected in Loughglynn, Co. Roscommon
A special monument in memory of Detective Garda John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne is to be erected in Loughglynn, Co. Roscommon later this summer.
This tragic loss of life happened in 7 July 1980, as Detective Garda John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne were fatally wounded as they pursued raiders who had robbed the Bank of Ireland in Ballaghaderreen.
The site at Loughglynn, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, marks the spot where the two gardai tragically lost their lives and as we approach the 37th anniversary of these murders, it is a fitting and overdue tribute.
The organising committee officially launched the Memorial Fund earlier in May, and are kindly seeking contributions to offset costs towards the completion of the monument.
The monument, made of stone approximately 3ft by 6ft, with photographs of both Gardai and Garda Crest on it.
The Estimated total cost of project will be approximately €20,000.
Any contribution, big or small, will be greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged in a commemorative booklet accompanying the unveiling, marking the lives of Detective Garda John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne.
Subscriptions can be lodged to:
Bank of Ireland John Morley Henry Byrne
A/C No: 37465549
Sort Code: 90-53-52
Or sent to the treasurer: Mr Kevin Murtagh Loughglynn, Castlerea, Co, Roscommon – Ph: 086-2700980.
A response would be greatly appreciated by 1st July.