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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 during the famine which could have been prevented.