The Clonmult Monument

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This tall structure was Midleton’s first public monument; it was, erected in the 1930s. The Monument (as it is still called) commemorates the 14 men who died at an ambush by Crown Forces in Clonmult, just a few miles north east of Midleton on 21 February 1921. Designed by the Irish sculptor Seamus Murphy, the monument consists of an obelisk combined with a discrete Celtic cross set on a large stepped plinth. It is built of local limestone and was built by the local firm of JJ Coffey & Sons with the carving executed by the local man Chris Sheedy, whose family are still in the business.