The Battle Of St Matthew’s

Henry McIlhone died in the Battle Of St Matthew’s, 27th June 1970 (along with McCurrie and Neill). There is also a memorial cross. James George and Bobby Jennings are recognized for their long-time contributions to the Short Strand community. The plaque was unveiled as part of the commemorative events to mark the 40th anniversary of the Battle.

“Cuireadh an leac seo in airde i ndíl chuimhne ar an daoine ó pharóiste Naomh Maitiú, a thug a gcuid ama, a saoirse agus a mbeo leis an cheantar seo agus a phobal a chosaint, go mórmhór le linn luatha tréimhse na coimhlinte seo. Ar an dóigh chéanna lean siad traidisiún a thoisigh sna 1920aí i ndiaidh críochdheighilt i gceantar macasamhail Baile Mhic Airt an fód in aghaidh leatroim, an idirdhealaithe agus in éadan bagairt an bháis orthu. Tháinig siad le chéile le sábháilteacht a muintire féin a chinntiú. Tá roinnt de na laochra siúd ar shlí na firinne anois, ach maireann a gcrógacht agus a gcríonnacht go fóill agus beidh cuimhne againn ar an héachtraí a rinne siad go deo na ndeor.”

Mountforde Road, Belfast

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