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Matthew Edwards Lyr Add: Songs by Sylvester Gaffney (14) RE: Lyr Add: Songs by Sylvester Gaffney 25 Sep 12


Hi zozimus (assuming that Guest above is you)

I had meant to look out for you during the Frank Harte weekend so I'm sorry we never caught up, but I'm glad to hear that the mystery of the identity of Sylvester Gaffney has been cleared up at last. It is amazing that the repercussions from the Battle of Baltinglass should have endured so long.

I see that the Clé Club is presenting a tribute to the Leo Maguire's Waltons programme this Wednesday, 26 Sep, Do Sing an Irish Song.

I also found that the Irish Genealogy Project has listed the graves of some Dublin cemeteries, which shows that Leo Maguire is buried at Deansgrange Cemetery in Plot 149 of the North Section with this inscription on his tombstone:

Maybe in your prayers you'll think of one
Who tried to pay the reckoning with a song.


Perhaps on a future "Dublin saunter" a visit to this grave would be in order?

I do hope we will meet at the next Frank Harte if not sooner.

Regards, Matthew


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