The Monument

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The Monument is a Celtic Cross which was erected in 1900 in memory of Fr. Prendergast. 

It is 18ft. high. It stands in the Square in the centre of Monasterevin. It is a memorial also to  the people who died for Ireland  at the Battle of Monasterevin. The inscription reads:

"Erected by the Nationalists of Monasterevan and surrounding districts to the memory of Father Prendergast who was hanged here in 1798 for the performance of his clerical duties towards the insurgents and in memory of the heroes in that sad but glorious period.

   All, all are gone but still lives on the memory of those who died.

True men, like you men remember them with pride."  

  This monument located in the main street of Monasterevin commemorates the contribution of Fr. Edward Prendergast to the rebel cause during the rebellion.