December 2020 Update on the Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial The mound that will be the foundation of the centerpiece sculpture and been completed and will settle over the winter. A second load of soil was delivered and bedded into place by our talented excavator/molder Nathan, just as the first snow arrived in Leadville. Check out [...]
A billboard outlining details of the Memorial was designed and erected where the majority of pedestrian and vehicle traffic will occur at the entrance to Evergreen Cemetery. View a full sized version of the Billboard.
Construction The ground penetrating radar work has been performed. The scrubbing and clearing of the site has also been completed by our wonderful Leadville local team. They spent two 10 hour days helping to clear the site...we owe them a debt of gratitude. The soil was donated by the Lake County City and County department. Almost [...]
In the summer of 2018, we began working to memorialize one of the largest and most influential Irish immigrant communities in the history of the American West. The memorial, in the Evergreen Cemetery in Leadville, will tell the story of this Irish community and of those buried there. Their lives will be placed into a [...]
Designers Selected for Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial The Design Committee for the Leadville Evergreen Cemetery has selected two designers for the project. Terry Brennan from Dublin will design the centerpiece for the project while Barnabas Kane of Consilium Design here in Denver will create the landscape architecture. The designers are collaborating on the aesthetic for [...]
Second Irish Night at the Castle a Huge Success - Fundraiser for Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial On August 23rd, 150 guests attended the second annual Irish Night at the Castle at Dunafon Castle in Kittredge. Fast becoming the premier Irish event of the year, the Gala was hosted by Noel Hickey and Wendy Evans, owners of [...]