The Glenwood Memorial celebrates the Glenwood ambush that took place in the townland of Glenwood in January 1921 as part of the War of Independence. The memorial was first erected in January 20th 2011 to mark the ambush spot and to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the ambush. Then 5 years later to mark the 95th anniversary of the ambush, and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 rising two plaques were added.
One is the 1916 proclamation, and the other is a song on the ambush composed by Denis Donnellan RIP. The memorial committee also decided to commemorate the input of Cumann na mBan during the struggle for Irish freedom by adding a suitable inscription.
This was done with financial assistance from Clare County Council, in conjunction with Clare County Library who were co-ordinating 1916 centenary events.