Francis Ledwidge
(1887-1917)

Died aged c. 30

Francis Edward Ledwidge (19 August 1887 – 31 July 1917) was an Irish war poet from County Meath. Sometimes known as the "poet of the blackbirds", he was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele during World War I.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Eugene O'Loughlin on Flickr PD 1.0

Francis Ledwidge poet born in Slane 1887 killed in France 1917. He shall not hear the bittern cry in the wild sky, where he is lain, Nor voices of the sweeter birds above the wailing of the rain

Ledwidge Cottage Museum, Drogheda Road, Slane, Ireland where they lived

Francis Ledwidge poet born in Slane 1887 killed in France 1917. He shall not hear the bittern cry in the wild sky where he is lain, nor voices of the sweeter birds above the wailing of the rain. The original plaque is erected at Ledwidge Cottage

Slane Bridge, Slane, Ireland where they was

Francis Ledwidge 1887-1917 ?? poet of the ?? stationed at Ebrington 1916 [full inscription unknown]

Ebrington Square, Londonderry, United Kingdom where they was stationed (1916)