The Murder of Seamus Ludlow in County Louth, May 1976. Towards a public inquiry?
Introduction to the murder of Seamus Ludlow and the official cover-up.
The recent Campaign for Truth and Justice.
Other Ludlow Family Sites.
An Phoblacht/Republican News, 26 April 2001:
25th Anniversary Commemoration
Thistlecross, County Louth, 4pm, 29 April
Seamus Ludlow was a 47-year-old Catholic bachelor who lived at Thistlecross, Mountpleasant, Dundalk, County Louth. He was killed on 2 May 1976 by a loyalist/British Army death squad. he was killed for resembling another person.
There is a very strong belief by ,many that there has been a cover-up by both the Gardai and the RUC for over two decades. The supporters of the family of Seamus Ludlow and the Seamus Ludlow Campaign are lobbying for a full inquiry into the killing.
On the 25th anniversary of Seamus Ludlow's killing, his family, individual and group supporters are organising a commemoration ceremony for the slain County Louth man at the memorial at the place where the body was found, in a lane off the Bog Road, near his Thistlecross home, just north of Dundalk, and in the vicinity of the Ballymascanlan Hotel. Wreaths will be laid by relatives of the Dublin and Monaghan, Castleblaney, and Dundalk bombings and by relatives of Seamus Ludlow.
Prayers will be read by Monsignor Raymond Murray and Fr McCreesh.
It is expected that members of other families demanding justice for victims south of the border will attend. There will be a special anniversary Mass at the nearby Ravensdale Church at 7pm on Wednesday 2 May, the 25th anniversary to the day. Seamus Ludlow is interred in the nearby Ravensdale Calvary Cemetery.
Donations to the campaign will be gratefully accepted: Bank of Ireland, 78 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. Account No. 70037984