Stone monument marks the place on Banna Strand where Roger Casement and Captain Monteith landed.
A memorial obelisk was unveiled on Banna Strand just outside the village of Ardfert where Roger Casement and Robert Montheith came ashore on 21 April 1916. They had come from a German submarine which had anchored out in the bay. They were to make the final arrangements for the landing of a consignment of rifles for the Irish Republican Army to be used during the Easter Rising. However, soon after the men had landed, Casement was arrested and taken into custody. He was taken to London, put on trial and executed.
Relatives, friends and associates from around the world gathered on Banna Strand for the unveiling of a memorial to the men.
Principal speaker at the ceremony was solicitor Mr James H Mackey, the son of Dr Herbert Mackey, the defender of Casement's good name. Mr Mackay describes Casement's efforts to fight for his country, the events that led to his arrival at Banna Strand, his arrest and subsequent execution.
The seventeen foot limestone obelisk memorial was unveiled by old IRA veteran Jack Maher from Nenagh and twelve year old Roger Casement Griffin from Carrigaline.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 July 1968. The reporter is Kevin McDonald.