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Cenotaph & National Monument Re-dedication

Re-dedication of Monuments in Cork May 2009” Report by Leo McMahon (Assoc. Member) Southern Star  'An Act of historical ecumenism' was how guest speaker Professor Dermot Keogh, History Department, University College Cork, described the ceremony to re-dedicate the Cenotaph in South Mall and the National Monument in Grand Parade, Cork, which also marked the completion of the city streets renewal and boardwalk project. Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Brian Bermingham who initiated Read more [...]

The National Monument

Cork’s National Monument at the Grand Parade was erected in 1906 due to the fundraising of the Cork Young Ireland Society. The sculptor was John Francis Davis. The monument commemorates great Irish patriots, particularly those involved in the risings of 1798 and 1803 (United Irishmen and Robert Emmet), 1848 (Young Irelanders) and 1867 (Fenians). Several  lists of patriots’ names are recorded on the monument and the 5 statues are: Mother Erin, Wolfe Tone (Leader of 1798 Read more [...]