- Address: 4, 6 Ninety-Eight St, Carlow, R93 K542, Ireland
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids
The Croppies Grave is a historical landmark in the sense that it was the site of the mass burial of the United Irishmen slaughtered in the 1798’s war of independence. The stone monument stands atop a sand pit where the 640 Carlow insurgents were brutally thrown and covered on the quicklime, resulting in a mass grave that created a black mark on the pages of history. The Croppies Grave derives its name from the habit of the United Irishmen to crop their hair in order to show their allegiance. The replica high cross is set up as a tribute to those heroes who shed their lives in the course of the freedom struggle.
How to Reach Croppies Grave
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Croppies Grave Reviews & Ratings
Sad to see the big trees were removed .
very well kept but is lacking something for what it is and the major part it played in Carlows history
It could be historical but there should be more done cause for a tourist it's just a small monument which will be forgotten the very next minute after driving away from it. Not worth of coming to have a look at it if you aren't local who respects the history.
Old war memorial
Great local history