• Erskine Childers
  • === Erskine Childers: Fourth President of Ireland
  • 1974: Erskine Childers, fourth President of Ireland, dies.
  • In 1922 newspapers headlines read of the execution of Mr. Erskine Childers.

The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service Recently Achieved


The Asgard was crafted in 1905 by Colin Archer, one of Norway's most famous boat designers. The yacht was commissioned by writer Erskine Childers as a wedding gift for his wife Molly.

As well as being dedicated to Robert Childers Barton and Robert Erskine Childers, the memorial stone also honours all from the locality who struggled in pursuance of freedom and justice for Ireland.


Erskine Childers (Author of The Riddle of the Sands)

From left to right: Arthur Griffith, Edmund Duggan, Michael Collins, Robert Barton, (at back) Erskine Childers (sec), George Gavin Duffy and John Chartres (sec).