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Last week I was in Bandon and spotted this plaque close to the courthouse – something that I had not known before.
With all the news this weekend about the Boston marathon and the security after the bombing last year, it is as good a prompt as any for a blog entry.
John C Lordan, Olympian, is now in the memory bank.
SEÁN C Ó LORDÁIN
BAILE LANGLEY DROICHEAD NA BANNDAN
A BHUAIGH AN MARATHON I mBOSTON 1903
A GHLAC PÁIRT SNA CLUICHÍ OILIMPEACHA 1904
RUGADH 26 – 6 – 1876
CUMANN LUTHCLEAS NA BANNDAN A d’ARDAIGH
LE hAIRGEAD AN PHOBAIL
NOCHTAITHE AG A NEACHT SAMHAIN 2000
JOHN C. LORDAN
WINNER BOSTON MARATHON 1903
BORN 26TH JUNE 1876
ERECTED BY BANDON ATHLETIC CLUB
FROM PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTIONS
UNVEILED BY HIS NIECE NOVEMBER 2000