By Padraig Og O’Ruairc:

Volunteer and five civilians were killed when a booby- trap mine planted by the ‘Buffs’ Regiment of the British Army exploded at Kilgobnet near Dungarvin, Co. Waterford. Unfortunately the monument is of poor construction and in a very bad state of disrepair today. Hopefully it will be repaired or replaced with a new one for the 100 anniversary. (Especially since its dwarfed by the fine memorial to Master McGrath, a famous greyhound, which is less than a mile away!)

By | 2017-09-13T15:09:24+00:00 January 17th, 2013|Waterford Volunteers Memorials|2 Comments


  1. Joe O'Brien June 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    The Kilgobinet monument has recently been restored, looking beautiful now,
    there is also a memorial to those who died at this spot at Kilgobinet Church, about 1.5 miles further up this road.
    Photos and information on both can be found at

  2. Ivan lennon February 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    It would be wonderful if concerned parties in the Deise would emulate the
    fine work done in Counties Clare and Limerick.

    James Cullinane and myself, as sons of Waterford Brigade members resident in New York, would be pleased to contribute financially to the restoration of this memorial
    should a committee be formed in Waterford.

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