Percy French

Percy French (HMIR2)

Location: Montgomery, Roscommon 36104 Roscommon
Country: Ireland
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N 53° 48.495', W 8° 15.482'

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1854 - 1920

This memorial is erected on the site
of the birthplace of
William Percy French
Born 1st May 1854
and commemorates his life as
engineer, song-writer, entertainer,
artist and journalist.

"Remember me is all I ask,
and yet if the remembrance
prove a task - forget!" W.P.F.

Erected by Co. Roscommon Historical
and Archaeological Society in 1984.

This plaque was erected by
Co. Roscommon Percy French Society
to commemorate the
150th anniversary of
the birth of
Percy French
1854 - 1920

Unveiled by his great grand nephew
Paul French
1st May 2004

William Percy French was born in
this house in 1854.
Civil Engineer, song-writer, author,
singer, painter, librettist, entertainer.
Most lovingly remembered for his comic-sweet
songs which included:
?Come Back Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff'
?The Mountains of Mourne'
?Phil the Fluter's Ball' and
that hymn to the West Clare Railway
?Are ye Right There, Michael?'
He gave pleasure wherever he passed and left a kindly
memory to all who knew him.
He died at Formby in 1920

Plaque erected by Bord F?ilte
1146 1176
HM NumberHMIR2
Year Placed1984
Placed ByCounty Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society, County Roscommon Percy French Society, and Bord F?ilte
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 548858 N 5962443
Decimal Degrees53.80825000, -8.25803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 53° 48.495', W 8° 15.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds53° 48' 29.70" N, 8° 15' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 274-298 Unnamed Road, Montgomery Roscommon 36104, IE
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