“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Historical Markers in Munster

Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil Marker image, Touch for more information
April 9, 2009
Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil Marker
Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Historic Kilfenora / Cill Fhionnúrach Stairiúil
Historic Kilfenora The monastery of Kilfenora or Chill Fhionnúrach (the church of the white brow) is said to have been founded in the 6th century by St. Fachnan. The outline of the early monastic circular enclosure can still be traced in the . . . — Map (db m23694) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Clare), Kilfenora — Kilfenora Cathedral and High CrossesArdeaglais agus Ardchrosanna Chill Fhionnúrach
Kilfenora was the diocese of the Kingdom of Corcomroe and was the smallest diocese in medieval Ireland. Although a monastery was founded here more than 500 years earlier by St Fachtna, Kilfenora only became significant when it was officially . . . — Map (db m22990) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Cobh — Annie Moore Statue
Annie Moore and her brothers Anthony and Philip embarked from this town on 20 December, 1891 on the S.S. Nevada. Annie was the first person to be admitted to the United States of America through the new immigration centre at Ellis Island, New York . . . — Map (db m85821) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Cobh — Bishop Roche Park/ Cove FortPáircan Easpaig De Róiste/Dún An Cóibh — Titanic Memorial Garden
English: Cove Fort was built by Vice-Admiral Malcolm, the first Naval Commander of the Navy garrison in Cobh, in the mid 18th Century as a fortification for the garrison. The Fort comprised of a barracks, with 3 tiers of twenty four . . . — Map (db m85827) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Cobh — Old Church CemeteryTitanic Trail — Lusitania Victims Mass Graves
This area has been a place of worship and burial from Celtic times to the present day. The great diversity of history and culture of Cobh is reflected on the many headstones and epitaphs of those interred here among them, Jack Doyle, Dr. James Roche . . . — Map (db m85823)
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Cobh — S.S. Lusitania
The Cunard Liner, torpedoed and sunk by U Boat U20 off the Cork Coast on 7th May, 1915, With the loss of 1198 lives. Many survivors and dead were brought ashore here. 170 of the victims were buried in the nearby Clonmel (Old Church) Cemetery. . . . — Map (db m85818) HM WM
Ireland, Munster (County Cork), Killumney — Bride Park CottageBirthplace of Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne




Confederate States of America

Born March 17, 1828 Killed Nov. 30, 1864


Erected by Cleburne's Brigade . . . — Map (db m85650) HM

Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Anascaul — Jerome ConnorDealbhoir Cumdubh Abhanascaul — 1876 - 1943
The Irish sculptor of international stature was born in Coumduff, Annascaul in 1876. His family emigrated to the USA in 1888 where he developed his artistic skills. He returned to Dublin in 1925, worked there until his death in 1943. Among . . . — Map (db m23075) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Anascaul — Tom CreanAntarctic Explorer — 1877 - 1938
Expeditions to Antarctica Discovery, 1901-1904 Terra Nova, 1910-1013 Endurance, 1914-1917 In recognition of his invaluable contribution to these expeditions and of his many acts of selfless heroism on behalf of his companions . . . — Map (db m23045) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Dunquin — The Blaskets
This group, the most westerly off the Irish coast, comprises 7 sizeable islands and isolated rocks spread in a line west by south over 2½ miles of the Atlantic, the largest (Great Blasket) 2 miles off shore. Antiquities of the early . . . — Map (db m24096) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Fahan — Dunbeg Promontory Fort / An Dún Beag
Dunbeg Promontory Fort This Promontory Fort consists of four fosses (ditches) and five mounds. Behind this we have the terraced dry-stone masonry rampart, originally straight but which became curved during later construction work. The . . . — Map (db m24780) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Gallarus — Gallarus Oratory / Séipéilín Ghallarais
Built around the 7th or 8th century this Oratory resembles an inverted boat. This is the only perfect remaining example of a number of small corbel-built Oratories on a rectangular plan. The outward inclination of the bed joints of the stonework . . . — Map (db m23499) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Kilmalkedar — Kilmalkedar Church / Cill Mhaoilchéadair
Kilmalkedar — from Cill Mhaoilchéadair (the Church of Mhaoilchéadair) Kilmalkedar Church Kilmalkedar, one of the most important early church sites on the Dingle peninsula, is traditionally associated with St. Brendan but it . . . — Map (db m24299) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — "River Fort"
This sculpture was designed by local councillor and craftsman Tony O'Callaghan The “Standing Stone” illustrates the River Feale which flows around our town. The “Ring” depicts an earthen fort situated in the . . . — Map (db m23989) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — Maid of Erin
Work of local man Pat McAuliffe 1846-1921 — Map (db m23698) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Listowel — Teampaillín Bán(The Little White Churchyard)
Where very many nameless victims of the Irish Famine of 1845-47 lie buried Also buried here are others who died in the nearby workhouse built 1840 Saibhreas na bhflaitheas dóibh! — Map (db m23042) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Kerry), Reask — Reask Monastic Site / Láthair Mhainistreach an Riaisc
Reask - from An Riasc (the marsh). This important early monastery was probably founded in the 6th century. Little is known of the history of the site. The enclosing wall is roughly circular and its interior is divided by a . . . — Map (db m24147) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Reverend William Casey
His grateful fellow countrymen at home and beyond the seas have erected this monument to the memory of Rev. William Casey, for a quarter of a century prior to his death, the parish priest of this parish. He found his people struggling in the . . . — Map (db m24739) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Thatched Chapel Cross
Cross from thatched chapel where many generations of Abbeyfeale people worshipped until St. Mary's Church was built in 1846 — Map (db m24738) HM
Ireland, Munster (County Tipperary), Cashel — St. Patrick's Rock
The Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland's most historic sites, was the seat of the kings of Munster from the 4th century until 1101, when it was presented to the Church. The most important monuments here are: Cormac's Chapel, built by Cormac Mac . . . — Map (db m78627) HM

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