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The Hayden Monument

Erected by the people of the town in The Market Square as a tribute to Luke Hayden, MP, a Parnellite candidate of the Home Rule Party in the British House of Commons from 1885-1897.

He was proprietor of the local newspaper, The Messenger, Chairman of the Board of Town Commissioners for 17 years and one of the founding members of the Land League.

Further Reading Sources:
Volume 10 - 2005 Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society Journal
  • Page 82: The Haydens of Roscommon by Jim Ganly
Roscommon Association Yearbook 1993
  • Page 11: Parnell & Roscommon by John Hunt
Roscommon Association Yearbook 1997
  • Page 13: Luke Hayden M.P. by Louis Flynn