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McCarthy Family Obelisk, Blackrock Road, Cork City, Cork City
20509072
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Reg. No.20509072
Date1860 - 1870
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCORK CITY
CountyCork City
Coordinates169477, 71326
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL ARTISTIC HISTORICAL
RatingRegional
Original Useobelisk
In Use Asobelisk
 
Description
Gothic style monument, c. 1865, c. 20 feet high of dressed limestone with decorative tiles and plaques depicting people and events associated with the MacCarthy family; designed by William Atkins.

Appraisal

Highly decorative and unusual late nineteenth-century monument, with striking use of materials and form. Given greater significance by the fact that it is known to have been designed by William Atkins.
 
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