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War Memorial, Castle Street, Cahir, Tipperary South
22111053
View from east
Reg. No.22111053
Date1925 - 1935
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTOWNPARKS (CAHER PR)
CountyTipperary South
Coordinates205088, 124733
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemonument
In Use Asmonument
 
Description
Freestanding carved limestone memorial to the soldiers of Cahir and surrounding areas who died in First World War, unveiled 1930. Composed of a Celtic cross, with the dates 1914 and 1918 in low relief to recessed roundel in base. Set on square-plan ashlar plinth with inscribed panel. Lower ashlar screen walls flanking to east and west with inscribed stone panels, and having moulded coping. Stone steps to main elevation, with cast-iron bollards and chains. Snecked stone walls with dressed limestone course and stepped plinth to rear. Rubble stone walls to flower beds at east and west.

Appraisal

This sombre war memorial is characteristically adorned with flowers. It is situated in a landmark location and is part of a public space with the backdrop of Cahir Castle. Fine craftsmanship is exhibited in the inscribing of the stone panels.
 
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