National Monument, Grand Parade, Cork
Erected in 1906, commemorating the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848 and 1867. Amazing that it precedes the 1916 Rising, but also that it lasted beyond the War of Independence and right down to this day. Among those present at the unveiling was Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa.
#historyofcork #corkcity #nationalmonument #wolfetone #michaeldwyer #thomasdavis #peteroneillcrowley #mothererin #1798 #1803 #1848 #1867 "By the erection of this monument we commemorate the long line of Ireland’s devoted patriots from the first to the last, from the days of Brian Ború to those of John Mitchell and down to our own day – to the men of ’98 to the men of ’48 (cheers), to the men of ’67 (cheers), to all the patriot sons of Ireland – to all who have suffered or died for her, and to those who withered for her sake in the gloom of the dungeon, or crimsoned with their blood the gory scaffold or preferred poverty and exile to the glittering prizes offered to her betrayers. (cheers)” - Fr. Kavanagh, St. Patrick's Day, 1906