The front of these brilliant T-shirts carries the face of Tojo, a monkey that is very famous around Clonakilty. He was the beloved monkey mascot and crew member of T’aint a Bird, an American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress plane. The bomber made an emergency landing at Clonakilty in 1942, on route from Morocco to England. Sadly, Tojo died, reputedly due to the hospitality of the locals, was given an Irish wake and buried with full military honours. Today a bronze statue of Tojo at O’Donovans Hotel commemorates this unusual event. Clonakilty Brewery immortalised him in by naming one of their signature beers after him!! The back of these T-shirts tell his story.
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