This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth and the 90th anniversary of the death of Susan Langstaff Mitchell, Irish writer and poet known for her satirical verse. She was born in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, where her father was manager of the Provincial Bank. On Saturday last, Leitrim County Council Chief Executive Frank Curran performed the unveiling of a new monument honouring the anniversary. This beautiful monument is constructed of a bronze bust on limestone plinth, situated at the corner of Main Street and Church Lane in the middle of the town. Mitchell produced several collections of poetry and was a respected journalist of the time. The project is the fruition of a combined effort to commemorate this Irish literary revivalist with input from Leitrim County Council, Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group, Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historical Society, Carrick Chamber, MRD Marketing and the Bush Hotel.
Pictured performing the unveiling with Frank Curran is John Bredin of Carrick on Shannon Historical Society.