Peter O’Neill Crowley- Kilclooney Wood
Today, we found the Monument to the Fenian Peter O’Neil Crowley in Kilclooney wood, half way between Mitchelstown and Kildorrery, take a right at Marshalstown cross and head down the road from there a couple of miles to the viewing station on your left.
Between the Standing slab and the left corner stone you can just about see the Celtic Cross to Peter O’Neil Crowley on the little hill off in the distance.
The stone slab dedicated to the Fenian, this area is a recently made ‘viewing station’
The photos above are of the Viewing station, a recent creation, however we would encourage you if in the area, to take a walk down through the fields to view the actual monument to Crowley.
A short stroll down through a few fields from the ‘Viewing station’ , where Peter O’Neil Crowley was killed in action at Kilclooney wood, you can just see the Celtic cross at the top of the smal hill.
“Erected in 1893 to the memory of Peter O’Neill Crowley Patriot, Fenian Killed in action by British Crown forces in Kilclooney Wood March 31st 1867 RIP God Save Ireland re-erected 1960 by his successors in the struggle for Ireland’s Freeddom”