Cork City

Grand Parade

National Monument, Grand parade: This monument was unveiled on St. Patrick’s Day 1906. It commemorates the Irish Rebels who died during the period 1798 to 1867. Surrounding the Maid of Erin, leaning on a broken cross, are four of Ireland’s leading patriots in history, Thomas Davis, Michael O’Dwyer, O’Neill-Crowley and Wolfe Tone. It includes the crests of the Four Provinces of Ireland (Munster, Connacht,Leinster and Ulster). Nearby also beside the river, is a war memorial to the dead of two World Wars. The Hiroshima memorial, in uncarved Granite Stone lies nearby.

City Park, Grand Parade: Opened in 1986 during the Cork 800 celebration year (800 years of a royal charter) it was named Bishop Lucy Park after a local Bishop Just inside the gates can be found a portion of the old city walls, which have been excavated and restored.

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