The Liam Lynch Monument

The Liam Lynch Monument

The Liam Lynch Monument was erected in 1935. It takes the form of an Irish round tower which is 50 feet high. There are triangular openings at the top of the tower. There are two small humpback bridges that lead into the tower. It is understood that the tower stands at the site where Liam Lynch was shot on the 10th of April 1923. The photo below was taken in November 2022 just after sunrise. The has an interesting article about the tower.

Liam Lynch Tower

The mountain directly above the site of the monument is Crohan West (or Cruachán as Gaeilge) which has an elevation of 521 meters. Much of the forest surrounding the Liam Lynch Monument was cleared in 2022 opening up the views towards Crohan West for the first time in many years. The photograph below was taken in November 2020 before the tree felling.

The Liam Lynch Monument as an inscription at the base of the tower. The monument is the setting for a number of commemorations each year hosted by different organisations. It is expected that the commemorations in 2023 on the centenary of Lynch’s will generate a lot of interest and be well attended.

THE DYING DAYS – Film set in 1923 was filmed here in March and April 1922 and will be released in February 1923 in time for the centenary of the death of Liam Lynch. The film has a number of scenes on the Knockmealdown Mountains and a scene of Liam Lynch being carried into Nugent’s Pub in nearby Newcastle. The film follows the journey taken by Liam Lynch when he leaves Dublin to meet his commanders in the south of the country. In the first half of the film Gerard Shannon provides in depth background and the context that lead up to early months of 1923. The second part of the film include drama reconstructions of the events that took place leading up to the death of Liam Lynch.

Liam Lynch Film

Liam Lynch Film This web page gives details of those involved in making the film and behind the scenes information.

Actors On The Liam Lynch Film This blog post provides a summary and photographs for all the actors who took part.

The Dying Days Film This blog post outlines some background to the inspiration and ideas for the film.

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