Dr John Bligh, after whom Castlehackett NS’s annual awards are named, was the half-brother of Colonel Patrick Kelly, also a past pupil.

The life of the Colonel, who was killed in action in 1864 at the Battle of Petersburg during the US Civil War, will be honoured by a memorial stone which will be unveiled at Knockma on June 16th at 3.30pm,all welcome.

The stone, commissioned by local historian Anna McHugh, will be unveiled by Lt. Col.Sean Cosden, US Attache, US Embassy, Dublin.

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