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Had seen pictures of this monument, and read the stories about it - so of course I wanted to see it... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Possibly the most exquisite, graceful sculpture I've ever seen, both in conception and appearance. The profound eloquence of these nine steel feathers match the haunting generosity which inspired them. The Choctaw people, raw from their own Trail of Tears, could yet collect sorely needed dollars...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

Had seen pictures of this monument, and read the stories about it - so of course I wanted to see it when we were travelling nearby. We have a Motorhome, added the coordinates to the sat nav, and off we went .... first route, we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

Fantastic craftsmanship, ( he feathers look so real) a free monument not to be missed, only 5 minutes from Jamieson Distillery if you are going there for a tour, I would recommend seeing this.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Well this was on out list to see,how unusual this is in where its at,tucked away in a small park in a little town,we kinda thought it might have been in Cork itself,but its about 20 minutes outside of the city,no close parking,no sign telling...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

This sculpture, by Cork based Alex Pentek, is a very moving memorial to the kindness and generosity of the of the Choctaw nation who, in 1847, sent $170 to Ireland to ease the effects of the famine, just 13 years after their forced march and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Unusual, beautiful,poignant and respectful monument. Easy to find, well worth visiting . Best on a sunny day and the sun’s reflections on the monument makes it a photographer’s dream.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Came to Midleton for two reasons this monument and Jameson. Many family connections to the Choctaw Nation so this was great to see, although We knew the story behind the monument it would have been nice to see some sort of plaque explaining the story...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank utter4
Reviewed October 8, 2018

A bit out of the way on the road to Cork, but the story of how the Choctaw Indians send funds to Ireland in the 1840s becasue they heard of the famine. Google the story, and then see the 20 foot monument. It is by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

What an awesome piece of art. Beautiful and majestic yet superb.In a peaceful quiet surrounding of a busy town. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank blondiecork
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Choctaw Monument in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland. This huge band of 'feathers' was done to commemorate the compassion of the Choctaw Indian Tribe in the Oklahoma area of the USA, for their gift to the starving Irish in the mod-1800s, due to the "potato blight"...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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It was 170 Dollars which is equivalent to approx 4000 euros today. It was the kindness thoughtfulness and generosity shown by the Choctaw people that touched the hearts of the Irish people. Thousands of Irish people died... More
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