Welcome to the Ludlow Family's website for the Seamus Ludlow Truth and Justice Campaign.
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Pictured here is the late Seamus Ludlow (47), of Thistlecross, Mountpleasant, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, who was abducted and murdered after he left a Dundalk pub on the night of 1st and 2nd May 1976. Seamus was murdered by members of the British Army's locally recruited and overwhelmingly Loyalist Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) and the outlawed Red Hand Commando murder gang.
Seamus Ludlow's Loyalist killers were never brought to justice even though they were identified by the RUC and by the Gardai soon after. Instead, Seamus Ludlow was branded as an informer, and alleged to have been shot by the IRA.
Seamus Ludlow's family demands truth and justice for their murdered relative. You can help by supporting their call for public inquiries north and south into the murder of Seamus Ludlow and the subsequent cover-up and smear campaign which kept his murderers free to kill again.
In this photograph of Jimmy Sharkey at Seamus Ludlow's memorial, in the lane where he was murdered, the stone links to the Pat Finucane Centre's website which has several of Ed Moloney's Sunday Tribune reports: and Jimmy links to his specially written Profile on the death of his uncle and the family's fight for truth and justice.
This page features a map of Seamus Ludlow's native north Louth and the south Armagh border area. Although Thistlecross is not marked on this map, the local areas of Kilcurry and Ravensdale are clearly shown, as is the historic monument Proleek Dolmen, which is located a very short distance from Seamus Ludlow's Thistlecross home and the lane where his murder allegedly occurred.
Coloured green is the B79/R173 road from Newry to Dundalk, via Omeath, and along the Cooley Peninsula, the most likely route taken by Seamus Ludlow's Loyalist killers on the evening of May 1st. 1976, on their way into the town of Dundalk.
Coloured red is the N1/A1 Dundalk to Newry road. Seamus Ludlow was abducted around midnight on this road just north of the town, near Dowdallshill, which is only partially indicated on this map.
The Irish border is shown as a broken line of crosses, with Dromintee and Jonesborough nearby. The map has three hot links. The Dromintee area of south Armagh, where one branch of the Ludlow family is based, links to a page with information about British Army interest in Seamus Ludlow's murder.
The area around Omeath links to the Pat Finucane Centre's website - where Paul Hosking's interview with Belfast journalist Ed Moloney of the Sunday Trubune (8 March 1998) can be accessed. The centre of the town of Dundalk links to the independent British Irish RIGHTS WATCH (BIRW) Report on the murder of Seamus Ludlow. The immediate area around this link will take you to BIRW's website, where there are updates on the Ludlow family's progress in the Director's monthly reports.
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