Ulster Rugby Memorial

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Reference WMO223080

Address:

Ravenhilll Rugby Ground

Mount Merrion Ave

BELFAST

BT6 0FS

Northern Ireland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Arch
Materials:
  • Metal Copper
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: An Archway original at the entrance to Ravenhill Rugby Ground which was dedicated 22nd January in 1926 and was opened by Mr F. J. Strain, President of Irish Rugby Football Union. The archway is dedicated to the many Irish Rugby players who answered the call in the two World Wars. On one side of the archway is dedicated to the 1914-19 war and the other to the 1939-45 war. On each pillar there is a plaque to each of the wars.
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On both pillars facing inwards are two plaques on each are the same words except the years are different. They read`Ereceted in memory of the Iirsih Rugby players who answered the call in the Great War 1914-1`918 (1939-1945) Under this at the bottom left are the words `The Tumult and ther shouting dies, the Captains and the Kings depart, still stands thine ancient sacrifice, and humble and a contrite heart, Lord God of hosts be with us yet. Lest we Forget - Less we Forget

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