Monuments of West Cork

The monuments and plaques of West Cork,  in the Towns of Clonakilty, Rosscarbery and Skibbereen, a number of Fine monuments and places of historical importance including the Birth place of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and a plaque to commemorate Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin from Skibbereen who Hoisted the Flag above the GPO on Easter Monday 1916!

The 1798 monument in Clonakilty


To the memory of the men who fought and fell at the battle of the big cross 19th June 1798

DSC_0378Erected by the Clonakilty “98” association 19th June 1898

DSC_0383They rose in dark and evil days, to right their native land  they kindled there a living blaze that nothing shall withstand


The Birth Place of O’Donovan Rossa in Rosscarbery


Ar an Láthair seo go sheas an tigh i nar rugadh  Diarmaid Ó’Donnabháin Rosa   Fínín agus Tírghráthóir  1831-1915

On this site stood the house wherein was born Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa Fenian and Patriot  That Brave and Splendid Gael Unconquered and Unconquerable

Ní Dhéanfaidh Gaeil Dearmaid ort a bráth na breithe


Where Tom Barry once lived, Rosscarbery

DSC_0388Gen. Tom Barry 1897-1980 Commander West Cork Flying Column lived in this House  1907-1914


O’Donovan Rossa once traded in this shop,  Skibbereen

DSC_0392Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa  founder of the Phoenix National and Literary Society traded in this shop from 1853-1859


The ‘Maid of Erin’ Statue,   Skibbereen



Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin plaque,   Skibbereen

DSC_0439Erected in Proud memory of Gearóid Ó Súilleabháin born in the parish of Skibbereen Hoisted the National Flag over the GPO Easter Monday 1916  Solas na bhflaitheas dá anam  Nollaig 1966

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