Survey Data

Reg No

31209011


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Historical, Social


Original Use

Monument


In Use As

Monument


Date

1840 - 1850


Coordinates

114503, 290218


Date Recorded

05/07/2011


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding monument, designed 1844; erected 1845. Set in landscaped grounds shared with Christ Church (Castlebar or Aglish) with inscribed dragged cut-limestone panelled piers to perimeter having "Cavetto"-detailed pyramidal capping supporting cast-iron railings.

Appraisal

A monument erected 'by a numerous circle of naval military and civil friends…to the memory of Major George O'Malley [1780-1843]', and to a design exhibited (1844) by Thomas Kirk RHA (1781-1845) of Dublin (IAA), regarded as an important component of the nineteenth-century commemorative architectural heritage of County Mayo.