SIR CHARLES GAVAN DUFFY – HELP US CELEBRATE HIS 201ST BIRTHDAY!

23 February 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Charles Gavan Duffy, politician, barrister, author and publisher was born on Monaghan Town on April 12th 1816. His bicentenary was somewhat overshadowed last year by the 1916 centenary so members of a subcommittee of Monaghan Tidy Towns are looking for your help in organising some celebrations and events to mark the life of one of the most important historical figures in Ireland’s history.

Committee Secretary Emer Brennan said, “We see other towns and villages making good use of their historical figures to promote heritage and tourism, for example Glenties in Donegal with Patrick Mac Gill and Slane in Meath with Francis Ledwidge. Gavan Duffy has a great story and was one of the most prominent figures in mid 19th century …
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