Ballynonty Garden of Remembrance

The large attendance at the Official Opening on Monday the 19th of March saw Ballynonty’s senior citizen Janie Murphy cutting the tape after a number of people involved in the project addressed the crowd.

These included, site manager, Martin McGarry whose brother Johnny lost his life just across the road from the garden in 1999.

Liam Ryan, who lost his son Patrick in 1983, was MC for the day.

Other highlights of the day were a performance by the Thurles Gospel Choir.

Local Primary school students, Stephanie Cahill & Caoibhe Ryan, performed their own song, specially written for the day, while Ballad Group Rebel Hearts weighted in with a few numbers.

To finish off the day a series of Chinese Lanterns were lit and released by family members to light up the night sky.

This was a fitting conclusion to what was a great day for Ballynonty and all involved in the project.