Plaque to be erected at River Braid as a poignant memorial to tragedy from several decades ago

The McNinch Bridge in Ballymena. Picture: Google Maps

A PLAQUE is to be erected at the River Braid in Ballymena as a poignant memorial to a tragedy from several decades ago.

The minutes of a meeting of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council said: ‘The Chair drew Members’ attention to the circulated Report which sought direction on the erection of a plaque in recognition of the tragic death of two young boys at the River Braid in 1961.

‘She provided further details and advised that a relative of the two boys had requested Council’s consideration of permission to erect a plaque on Council property at McNinch’s Bridge, Ballymena, to serve both in memorial of the boys as well as to warn members of the public of the dangers of rivers.

‘Members were in unanimous agreement to the request and on the proposal of Cllr Mrs Adger, seconded by Cllr Henry, it was recommended: That Council approve the request to erect a plaque on Council owned property at McNinch’s Bridge, Ballymena.’

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  • what a lovely gift to share the loss of our two brothers….
    Ronald and Francis —Our parents peter and Jean would be so Happy to be apart of this
    thank you from the cushenan Family …..

    • I hun u don’t know me but I lost my son in the same river on the 10th Feb 2018 I was waiting 2know if u can contact me for a wee chat as I am trying 2get the council 2make the fence and that around the river safe xxx