1916 Heroes Honoured With Naming of New Irish Roads

Five roads have been named in honour of five leaders of the 1916 Rising by Athlone Municipal District council. 

The five roads are in the centre of Athlone town and are named after Rising leaders, Ceannt, MacDiarmada, Clarke, MacDonagh, and Plunkett.

It was based on a proposal of Cllr. Paul Hogan of Sinn Fein, who also asked for a small ceremony to be held in Athlone to mark the naming of the roads.

Fine Gael’s Cllr. John Dolan asked for the council to contact aaroutefinder or other such bodies about having the roads named online on their maps.

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