Grubb’s Monument, Clogheen, Tipperary
Samuel Grubb was buried on Sugarloaf Hill, in the Knockmealdown Mountains on September 10th 1921.
To this day a monument stands on the mountain in his honour. It is located at the following Loc8 Code - YYR-20-RN9 – as you can see from the map further down the page, it is very close to The Vee (within a few hundred meters or so). It is signposted just along from the Vee on the Waterford side. You’ll find some further pictures of the monument and its surrounds here (right click and open in a new tab if you wish to keep this page open as well).
As with many of the tourist attractions around Clogheen, such as Bay Lough, Shanrahan and The Vee, a visit to Samuel Grubb’s Grave, and the wonderful views across the Vee Valley achievable there, will cost you nothing more than the fuel to get there. It is, therefore, a wonderful area for a family day trip or longer holiday.
According to Samuel’s descendant, Nicholas, the burial took place on the Sugar Loaf partly because it was requested by the deceased. This request, however, was largely because the family had been removed from the Society of Friends (better known as the Quakers) in 1844 (11 years before Samuel was born) for engaging in ‘amusements or entertainments of a hurtful or injurious tendency’, more specifically for attending ‘Balls at which music and dancing form a chief part’ and which were forbidden by the rules of the Society. You can read a full transcript of the termination of their association with the Society here.