The Barnes-McCormack Memorial

Unveiled in 1963 it commemorates Peter Barnes, Banagher and James McCormack, Mullingar both members of the Irish Republican Army.  In a controversial trial they were accused of being involved in the deaths of five people in an explosion in Coventry in 1939. They were convicted and subsequently hanged in Winson Green Prison, Birmingham in February 1940.  The monument, sculpted by Desmond Broe, Dublin, features images of the two men, a female head representing Ireland and symbols of the four provinces.