National Monument
National Monument
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
The National Monument on the Grand Parade in Cork was unveiled on St Patrick's Day 1906. It commemorates the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848 and 1867, specifically the leaders and those who gave their lives. It's an impressive, multi-tiered stone carving in a prominent position in the city. Well worth seeing.
Written May 9, 2018
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,809 contributions
Jun 2023
This monument was not the traditionl war memorial usually erected in towns to remember their dead soldiers from WW I and II. Instead, it was a memorial to commemorate IRA freedom fighters from the 1798 rebellion whose leader had been Wolte Tone. His statue appeared at one corner of the memorial and showed him dressed in civilian clothes. The plaque made the purpose of this memorial, erected in 1906, quite clear - to encourage others to keep fighting for Irish independence. Wolfe Tone is remembered as the founder of the IRA and a patriot.

The memorial is located at the foot of Grand Parade and South Mall street (along the river) - just a short walk from the English Market. Around the memorial were multitiered planters filled with eye catching colorful petunias. A good photo stop.
Written June 24, 2023
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Steve M
Leamington Spa, UK649 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
After a while it can get tiring to read about the great heroes of Ireland overthrowing the English oppressors. But all the great buildings around these gothic towers were made by English money in the 19th century. Better come here if you are Irish (or at least not English).
Written June 28, 2018
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Felix
Essex, UK518 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
It was wonderful to see this monument again in its full glory. The stonemason who carved it was our ancestor and it’s shows us the quality of his work which can be seen all around Ireland in churches etc. To the haters who decry the criticism of the English I’d say that you need to read a history book.
Written April 11, 2023
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Flip d
Cape Town Central, South Africa41 contributions
Jul 2019
Cork is dirty, neglected an overrun by shady immigrants. Give it a pass. Cobh is nearby and a lovely place. Go to Cobh.
Written November 6, 2019
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Stefan H
Stuttgart, Germany348 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Nice Place, interesting Monument, get a little bit of the history of Cork. We walk around and could read something on the plates Nice..
Written October 30, 2022
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Crispizzalover
Norfolk, UK1,547 contributions
Dec 2019
The National Monument Grand Parade was erected to celebrate the Irish Patriots who died during the period 1798 - 1867. Located in Cork City centre on an area called the Grand Parade near to the English market and just beside the River Lee.
Written December 19, 2019
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AlTraveler
Satellite Beach, FL310 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It the end of the street as you cross the river, Lee the National Monument commemorates the rebellions of the 1800s, It is an impressive, multi-tiered stone carving in a prominent position in the city. Well worth seeing.
Written July 26, 2019
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ITRT
Virginia38,566 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
The National Monument is located on Grand Parade Street in Cork and was unveiled on St Patrick’s Day 1906. The monument commemorates the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848 and 1867. In its center is a statue of Mother Erin, representative of the country of Ireland. Other figures include: Theobald Wolfe Tone, Thomas Davis, Peter O’Neill Crowley and Michael Dwyer. Wolfe Tone and Dwyer were members of the members of the United Irishmen. Davis was a revolutionary Irish writer. Crowley was leader of the Irish Republican Brotherhood unit in Ballymacoda. A list of those who died are listed on the memorial.
Written July 24, 2019
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Bristol, UK7,253 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
A fine gothic looking monument to part of Irish history.
Impressive stone masonry and very photographic...
Written July 21, 2019
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