This monument was set up by the Ballingeary Cumann Staire
(Historical Society) to remind us all of those terrible times, the suffering endured, and the heroism of those who worked to feed the people.
The pot was originally purchased by Denis O’Leary of Coolmountain House on the 1840’s, and was one of several in use in the Parish at the time. It remained at Coolmountain House for the following 150 years and was then saved for the parish by the kindness of Jerry Creedon and Leslie Carter,
This monument was erected in 1988 and blessed by Bishop John Buckley on Sunday 18th April 1999.
Please remember those people in your prayers.
Buiochas le: Dairygold Co-op; Firebird Boilers; Cork County Council; FAS; Luc Racine; Udaras na Gaeltachta