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