Francis Ledwidge Museum

The Ledwidge Cottage Museum commemorates the Irish poet, political activist, nationalist and war hero Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917). The cottage is the family home where Ledwidge was the eight of nine children who grew up in poverty. Ledwidge worked a variety of menial jobs before he attracted the patronage of Lord Dunsany. He joined the Irish Volunteers and went on to fight with the British Army in World War I. His poetry expresses his longing for home and his disillusionment after experiencing the horrors of war while Irish nationalist rebellion stirred in Ireland. Before he could return home to play his part in the new Ireland that was emerging, Ledwidge, along with five other enlisted men, were killed by a shell while repairing a road near Ypres, Belgium in July 1917.





Co. Meath

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