Headstone unveiled in Glasnevin Cemetery for 'Bloody Sunday' victim James Matthews

James was one of several victims who were originally buried in unmarked graves

Headstone unveiled in Glasnevin Cemetery for 'Bloody Sunday' victim James Matthews

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A headstone has been unveiled in Glasnevin Cemetery for James Matthews, one of the victims of the Croke Park massacre on 'Bloody Sunday'.

James (38) was one of the 14 people shot and killed by British Forces at Croke Park on 21st November 1920.

Several of the victims, including James, were originally buried in unmarked graves.

Efforts are underway to have memorials for all those victims, as part of a project involving the Glasnevin Trust, the GAA and the families of the victims.

A special ceremony was held in Glasnevin this morning as the headstone for James Matthews was unveiled. A similar ceremony was held in November for victim Jane Boyle.

James’s daughter Nancy Dillon, who was born only three months after her father was killed, attended today's ceremony.

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail said: “Bloody Sunday is one of the seminal moments in the history of Croke Park, the GAA and indeed Irish history.

“We in the GAA are delighted to be involved with the family of James Matthews to ensure that his memory and his final resting place are fittingly recognised.”

Image: Pictured (centre) James's daughter Nancy Dillon attending a special ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin to mark the unveiling of a headstone of the final resting place of Bloody Sunday victim, James Matthews. Image: RollingNews.ie