Survey Data

Reg No

20909401


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Historical Social Technical


Original Use

Monument


In Use As

Monument


Date

1965 - 1970


Coordinates

127014, 62807


Date Recorded

01/12/2009


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding carved limestone memorial, erected 1966, comprising cross with carved interlacing strap work flanked by screen walls with inscribed plaques, flanked by inscribed panels with crossed rifles and flaming sword in relief. Set on rectangular-plan plinth, approached by flight of steps.

Appraisal

This sombre memorial is a landmark in the surrounding countryside and commemorates an ambush by the I.R.A against the Black and Tans at this site on the 28th November 1920. It displays fine craftsmanship in the interlacing strapwork and sword and rifle motifs. It forms part of a significant group of Independence and civil war memorials which were erected throughout this part of Cork county, which are reminders of the sacrifices and bravery of local people during this troubled period of Irish history.