The Murder of Seamus Ludlow in County Louth, May 1976. Towards a public inquiry?







3 July 2002 - The Irish Attorney General has directed the Coroner for County Louth to hold a fresh inquest into the death of Seamus Ludlow.  . . . . Please return for updates and important developments.    This photograph of Seamus Ludlow was taken later in his life.This is a youthful photograph of Seamus Ludlow, taken several years before his murder.This memorial stone marks the place where the dead body of Seamus Ludlow was discovered on Sunday 2nd. May, 1976. This new stone recently replaced another stone.




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The Argus, Obituaries, 10 October 2003:

Brendan held strong Republican ideals

The late Brendan LarkinThe death has taken place unexpectedly at his home, Crescent 1, Muirhevna Mor, Dundalk of Brendan Larkin.

He was the husband of Anne (nee Maher, Drogheda) and father of Jennifer, Sean, Aine, Mairead, Siobhan, Martina, Seamus and Brendan all of whom survive him.

Aged 48 years, he was predeceased by his parents the late Peggy and Barney Larkin, Bachelors Walk.

Educated at the De La Salle Schools and at the Technical College, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Brendan had worked for a number of years with B&E (Building and Engineering) Dundalk.

A teetotaler and life-long republican, he was enthralled with everything Irish at the core of which was an enviable knowledge of local and national history, and a lively interest in its language, music, culture and art. Brendan was a frequent visitor to Killeavy, an area among the cradles of Irish literature and poetry and home to many of his cousins and friends. The quintessential out-doors man, Brendan loved camping and cycling around every county in Ireland, and often accompanied by his children, his itineraries would include historical buildings, Brendan always highlighting their significance. Brendan also served on the Seamus Ludlow Committee.

He had an enviable capacity for frankness, his outgoing, affable and cheerful nature the very essence of a joie de vivre and warm character that were his flagship and engaged the high opinion of everyone who had the privilege of knowing him through his comparatively short life. Brendan was an outstanding raconteur with an inexhaustible fund of anecdotes and stories that brought lustre to any company. For his family and many friends there is a host of endearing memories never to be lost.

After reposing at his home, his remains were received on Saturday morning, September 6th, in the Church of the Holy Family. Mass was celebrated 11a.m., by Fr. Rooney S.M., and he delivered his Homily.

The Readings and Intercessions were presented by daughter Aine and family friend Bernadette Boland. Music was by the Gael Scoil Choir and presentation of the Offertory Gifts was by grandchildren Dilan, Orla and Kaylam and son Brendan.

The Funeral which was large and representative, took place to St. Patrickís Cemetery, and Fr. Rooney led the prayers at the graveside.

Brendan is survived by his wife Anne, sons Sean, Seamus and Brendan, daughters Jennifer, Aine, Mairead, Siobhan and Martina, grandchildren Dilan, Orla, Kaylam and Rosie, brothers Gerard, Thomas, Eoin and Eamonn, sister Dolores Flanagan, nephews and nieces, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, extended family members, Brendanís life-long friend Pa Boland, friends and neighbours.

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