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Clyde Valley Memorial - Larne

Photographs Gary Andrews 1999

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The plaque reads:

This plaque was unveiled by the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland on 25th April 1964 to commemorate the arrival at Larne Harbour of the SS CLYDE VALLEY renamed SS MOUNTJOY on the 24th April 1914 with a shipment of arms for the Ulster Volunteer Force formed to defend the union of Ulster with Great Britain. The lamp surmounting this plinth was the leading light which guided the vessel to port.

Provided by way of a contrast to the Asgard Memorial at Howth which is located only around 100 miles to the south is the memorial commemorating the landing of arms for the Ulster Volunteer Force at Larne Harbour from the SS CLYDE VALLEY in April 1914. 

The landing of arms to the UVF precipitated the landing of arms to the Irish Volunteers at Howth three months later which is commemorated by a plaque on the Pier at Howth close to the Lighthouse. <click here>

 
 

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