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

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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

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The Birth Place of O’Donovan Rossa in Rosscarbery

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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

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Where Tom Barry once lived, Rosscarbery

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

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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

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The ‘Maid of Erin’ Statue,   Skibbereen

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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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