Birth of Mallow Patriot to be Commemorated in Glasnevin

On Sunday next, May 18th, at 2.30p.m. a commemorative stone to mark the bi-centenary of the birth of Thomas Davis in Mallow will be unveiled at Glasnevin Cemetery.

Mallow Development Partnership was given permission to erect the stone at the cemetery where many of Davis’s Young Irelander colleagues, including Charles Gavan Duffy and John Blake Dillon, are buried. The inscribed large block of limestone, weighing one and a quarter tonnes, is taken from the old railway viaduct at Mallow and was prepared at the National Sculpture Factory in Cork.

Joining a representative grouping from Mallow at  Sunday’s ceremony will be the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD, the Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock TD, the Mayor of Cork County Cllr. Noel O’Connor, the Mayor of Mallow Cllr. John Griffin and John Green of Glasnevin Trust. National colours will be flown and musical honours will be rendered by the Thomas Davis Pipe Band.