1876 – Rossmore Memorial, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Architect: E.J. Tarver



The Rossmore Memorial in the Diamond was possibly designed by E.J. Tarver as a memorial to the 4th Baron Rossmore who died after a hunting accident at Windsor Castle in 1874 aged 23. Originally this was the site of the Old Cross but it was moved to the Shambles – now Old Cross Square. This strikingly ornate victorian monument is octagonal and constructed of red sandstone, granite, sandstone and various marbles. The central marble columns supports a drinking fountain while around it the eight gray columns support the pinnacled superstructure which rises to a dome surmounted by a spire supported by yet more columns. The letters of Rossmore (also 8 in number) are spaced out around the monument.