General Liam Lynch’s incorrect birth date

The Liam Lynch monument in Anglesborough (Picture: Irish War Memorials)

20th November 2022 will be the 130th birthday anniversary of General Liam Lynch, and the date is somewhat remarkable, as for many years the birth date of the famous man has been stated incorrectly, going so far as to have it permanently inscribed, inaccurately, on his memorial in Anglesborough.

His birth date has been previously marked – and celebrated on – November 9th, 1893. However, there is now conclusive proof that General Lynch was actually born on 20th November 1892, making him just a little less than a year older than previously thought.

Whatsmore, the discovery also means that his birthday is now shared with his descendent and cousin, Mitchelstown native and local activist, Helen White.

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