stone is situated in front of the local offices of Cork Co
Council in Bandon. This is the site of the old railway station
on the Bandon to Cork road. It was erected in Feb. 1996 by J.Hickey Monumental Works
Ltd., Aherla, Co.Cork.
The site was landscaped and planted by committee members
under the supervision of the late Town Commissioner and
Committee member Mr. John Holland.
Shrubs and flowers were planted and is presently
maintained by Mr Donald Wood also a member. On
the 11th Oct. 1996 we tragically lost our vice-chairman
John Holland in an industrial accident. To us John was a dear
friend and colleague; we miss his wit and above all, his expertise.
We are glad that his father Vincent (present Vice-Chairman) and his uncle Jerry are on
the committee and continue the work that John was so proud of.
Nov. 1996, a tree planting ceremony, with the clergy of all the
Christian churches led the gathered assembly in prayers. The
tree acts as a symbolic living element to the Memorial site. Mr.
Rickard Lloyd donated a young evergreen oak tree.
Remembrance Ceremony is held annually in November, with full
community participation. As a result of this project, a
representation was invited on "A Journey Of Reconciliation"
to the Somme in France on 11th Nov. 1996.
event was to be a united act of remembrance of those conflicts
and also an opportunity to pledge for peace on this island of
Ireland. It was organised by Mr. Paddy Harte T.D. and Glenn Barr
of the Ebrington Centre, Waterside, Londonderry. As a cross
community and cross border event bringing traditions
together on this island through shared experience. This was
supported by the Ireland Fund and is intended to become an
annual event. The Bandon committee has made a donation to the
organisers as a contribution to their endeavours.
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