Denny John Wynn first winner of Aintree Grand National

This is reputed to be the burial place of Denny John Wynn who rode the first Irish winner of the Aintree Grand National in 1847 on a horse called "Mathew" owned by John Courtney of Ballymagooley near Mallow. Denny was killed in a riding accident in 1858.His son Joe took up the sport and rode in his first Grand National in 1862.On the morning of the race he got word that his sister died back in Kilshannig but he insisted in proceeding in honour of his father. Tragedy struck at the "Chair" fence in view of the grandstand when he was seriously injured in an accident and died shortly afterwards.