31 July-Francis Ledwidge

The poet Francis Ledwidge who was born in Slane County Meath is often referred to as ’the Poet of the Blackbirds’. He was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele during WW1 in 1917 On This Day

Francis Ledwidge photo

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Francis Ledwidge photo

Photo by OpenPlaques

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