Poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge was killed by a German shell on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, July 31st, 1917. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge will be honoured 100 years after his death in his home village of Slane, Co Meath, with a statue. Ledwidge bec(...)

Peadar Lamb  who died on Friday at the age of 87 appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Peadar Lamb was from Carraroe and of Connemara, and those places never left him, mourners heard at the funeral of the actor on Monday. Lamb, who died(...)

A memorial to Irish soldiers who died during the Battle of Passchendaele being unveiled near the village of Zonnebeke outside Ypres in Belgium. Photograph: Daphne Vangheluwe

A memorial to Irish soldiers who died during the Battle of Passchendaele has been unveiled on the spot in Belgium where hundreds were killed in 1(...)

Irish Guards arrive at the Tyne Cot Cemetery as part of the Centenary of Passchendaele. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The dead of the Battle of Passchendaele were remembered on Monday in the place that exemplifies its horrors more than anywhere else. Tyne Cot Cemeter(...)

Francis Ledwidge served as a lance-corporal on the Flanders front. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On August 8th, 1917, The Irish Times reported – under the heading “Meath peasant poet killed in action” – that “we have to record, with a very deep re(...)

Ledwidge was killed by a shell on July 31st, 1917, the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele while serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge has been described as a “critically important figure in the debates about cultural identity in Ireland”. Speaki(...)

The Meath solider poet Francis Ledwidge, who died at the third Battle of Ypres on July 31st 1917, is best known for a single poem, his Lament for Thom(...)

An Post has issued a new stamp to commemorate the centenary of the death of Francis Ledwidge.

An Post has issued a stamp commemorating the centenary of the death of soldier and poet Francis Ledwidge recalling his status as the “blackbird of Sla(...)

Francis Ledwidge: faced the dilemma of taking up arms against England for his country’s freedom or with England against a common enemy. Photograph: Bain Collection/ Library of Congress

In you, our dead enigma, all the strains Criss-cross in useless equilibrium – (In memoriam Francis Ledwidge) In these lines Seamus Heaney catches the(...)

Relatives of Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge, Frank Ledwidge  and Joseph Ledwidge in his birthplace during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the poet’s death.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people of Slane never forgot Francis Ledwidge even while the rest of the country was indulging in what FX Martin called “national amnesia” over th(...)

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