Take in the history of Ireland at The National Monument at the junction of Grand Parade and South Mall in Cork City. It was unveiled in 1906 to commemorate all who fought in the rebellions of 1798, 1803, 1848 and 1867. The Monument was paid for by the Cork Young Ireland Society.
Four statues on the monument portray Wolfe Tone, Michael Dwyer, Thomas Davis and Peter O’Neill Crowley. The fifth statue is the Maid of Erin, which represents Ireland. Read the inspiring inscriptions and the names of the less well known patriots inscribed on each side. On the rails around it are plaques with The Cork Coat of Arms, The Shield Hail Columbia with the Eagle and Flag of The USA, and the Four Provinces of Ireland; Munster, Leinster, Connaught, and Ulster.