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SIPTU Meath District Council remember poet, Francis Ledwidge

This weekend, SIPTU Meath District Council remembered poet, Francis Ledwidge.

Ledwidge worked as a farm labourer, a miner, a road worker that went on to be secretary of the Slane branch of the Meath Labour Union. He then enlisted in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele during World War I.

To us, Ledwidge’s life will always represent the vital combination of the right of workers’ to be organised and the expression of workers’ culture.

SIPTU Health member and Vice-Chair of  SIPTU Meath District Council, Tina O’Brien presented an award to Joe Ledwidge, nephew of Francis.


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