North Monastery Secondary School honours former Cork Lord Mayors


On December 13th, 2020 An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, T.D  visited the North Monastery Secondary School and he officially opened the Memorial Garden.


The garden itself is dedicated to Tomás MacCurtain, Terence MacSwiney and Donal O'Callaghan. It was created by the students in the History Club.


The garden at the moment consists of 3 plaques dedicated to each Lord Mayor and 4 rose bushes dedicated to the memory of the 3 Lord Mayors and the Burning of Cork.


To mark the centenary (November 4th) of when the Lord Mayor Donal O’Callaghan was elected Lord Mayor of Cork, The North Monastery Secondary School History Club hosted a wide range of events on the school’s campus.


A plaque was unveiled on the campus by Fairhill gate (side entrance) and it was officially re-christened the 1920 Gate in memory of the year 1920 when 3 past pupils of the North Monastery Secondary School held the title of Lord Mayor of Cork.

A commemorative pamphlet series and booklet were also launched. The pamphlets are about Tomás MacCurtain, Terence MacSwiney & Donal O'Callaghan respectively.


A memorial garden was also started to commemorate the three Lord Mayor’s of Cork and the Burning of Cork. The garden was completed on December 11th to mark the centenary of the Burning of Cork.