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    • #709446
      colm07
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      A chairde,
      I decided to start this thread after another thread which was “British symbols in Ireland”. For the love of Ireland, should’nt we not show off our great monuments which are throughout the Isle? Some people walk by them without even knowing. Please post anything to do with an Irish hero (rebel, writer, poet..whatever?) Pic if you have:)
      Here’s the college of surgeons, St. Stephens Green. Rebel stronghold April 1916. Leaders here were Commandant Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz

    • #789681
      Anonymous
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      I bet you walked by No.16 Moore St Dublin and never seen the plaque above. I never seen it either. Last headquaters of the Provisional Goverment 1916

    • #789682
      Anonymous
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      Bolands bakery memorial. Eiri amach na casca ’16

    • #789683
      Anonymous
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      HQ, 1st batallion Dublin brigade 1916. Edwards Dalys men occupied the four courts but for most of the week Father Matthew Hall was HQ

    • #789684
      Anonymous
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      PH. Pearse surrendered here in 1916. Parnell St.

    • #789685
      Anonymous
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      South Dublin Union (now St James’ hospital). Commandant Eamonn Ceannt’s 4th batallion fought here 1916.

    • #789686
      Anonymous
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      Parnell Square Dublin. This was the Headquaters of the Gaelic League. The IRB planned for the rising in this house

    • #789687
      Anonymous
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      The grave of Wolfe Tone, Bodenstown. Leader of the United Irishmen 1798

    • #789688
      Anonymous
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      The British detested the rebels squatting outside their beloved Dublin Castle. The rebels led an attack on the Castle but fell back into the City Hall. Sean Connolly, the first rebel to fire a shot was the first rebel to be killed in the rising. Before Sean left Liberty Hall he jokingly told Bill O Brien (friend of Connolly’s) “I’ll be dead in an hour”. He was wrong…he died an hour and fifteen minutes later.

    • #789689
      Anonymous
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      The battle of Mount St Bridge next. This is where 17 Irish rebels held off two batallions for almost an entire day. The majority of the rebels escaped but 238 British were dead and wounded. Their bodies lay from the corner of Haddington Rd/Northumberland Rd to the bridge. April 26th 1916.

    • #789690
      Anonymous
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      Henry St, Dublin. Here the proclamation was signed by the Provisional Goverment. Tom Clarke, Sean MacDiarmada, Thomas MacDonagh, PH Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, James Connolly and Joseph Plunkett all signed the Proclamation from here.
      The great Irish Patriotess Jenny Wyse Power lived there at the time.

    • #789691
      Anonymous
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      It’s not all about Dublin here. Kilmichael, Co, Cork. Tough boys down in Cork! Under Tom Barry these boyos made Cork ungovernable. Dublin and Cork were remarkable in the war of Independance. Some others done well.. Galway and Wexford of course. According to Tom Barrys book “Guerilla days in Ireland” some counties never fired a shot, in fear of reprisal. Anyway this is Kilmichael where the IRA killed 18 forces of occupation at a loss of three to themselves. As a Dub, I always salute our friends in Cork.

      I havent even spoke of Crossbarry yet:D

    • #789692
      Anonymous
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      Here lies Sean Healy aged 15, gunned down delivering a dispatch to Phibsboro, Easter ’16. Sean was a member of the Irish boy scouts locally known as Na Fianna Eireann. Rip

    • #789693
      Anonymous
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      Jimmy Fox, 74 Thomas St, Dublin. Killed by the foreign forces of occupation, 25th April 1916, aged 16. Jimmy was killed in the Green and buried in Co Meath. RIP

    • #789694
      Anonymous
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      Next is Anne Devlin. This woman was Robert Emmets maid. She was was picked up by the British after the1803 rising and was subjected to the most brutal and unspeakable torture. Anne Devlin endured her torture in silence and was released. The woman lived the rest of her life pennyless and is buried in Glasnevin. Rest in peace Anne Devlin!

    • #789695
      Anonymous
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      Mick Malone, killed on the 26th April 1916. Mick was killed in No 25 Northumberland Rd after fighting for Irelands freedom. Mick fought with one Jimmy Grace from noon to 6pm against two British Batallions. Mick was a carpenter by trade, very handsome and a crackshot in the Irish Volunteers. Mick knew when he entered No25 that he would never leave alive. I can back that up by a quote to Simon Donnelly I believe.

    • #789696
      Anonymous
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      Elizabeth O Farrell is next. Her and Julia Grenan were great friends and both were in Easter Week at the G.P.O. Liz was asked by PH Pearse to ask for surrender terms and kind of succeeded putting her life in great danger. Their terms were surrender completly. Elizabeth O Farrell and Julia Grenan (Sile Grenan) are buried together in Glasnevin Cemetary.

    • #789697
      Anonymous
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      Dick (Richard) Mckee murdered along with Peadar Clancy on the 20th Nov 1920. Probably one of the worst crimes committed by Dublin Castle at the time. The bodies were so badly savaged, bayonetts to the face, body , genitals. Michael Collins wanted the bodies to lie in state, the way they were left by the British, but decided not to on the families wishes. Dick McKee and Peadar Clancy were in the IRA at the time. Another man named by Clune was also tortured to death, he was a completly innocent man.

    • #789698
      Anonymous
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      Sean Connollys grave shown here. A great actor was Sean, played in the Abbey Theatre. Shot dead while raising the Tricolor from the City Hall 1916. His brother Matt was only 15 and seen his brother fall dead. Thanks for your sacrafice lads

    • #789699
      Anonymous
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      Here is the unmistakable monument to Daniel O’Connell in Glasnevin:

    • #789700
      Anonymous
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      And here is another prominent Irish man: Fr. Theobald Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance, whose campaigns in the 1830s were so successful that the Cork breweries and distilleries went into decline following a 25% fall off in demand. THe statue is, of course, THE landmark in Cork

    • #789701
      Anonymous
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      Good stuff Praxiteles! Here’e a monument to Michael Collins, Beal na Blath, Co Cork….Collins was ambushed and died here in Aug 1922.

    • #789702
      Anonymous
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      Ballyseedy, Co Kerry.
      This monument is to the 9 men (one survived) who were tied together and made to defuse an IRA bomb in the Irish Civil war. The mine was intentionally set off by the Free Staters. Stepher Fuller, who was blown so far from the scene actually survived and went undetected.

    • #789703
      Anonymous
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      Here is another monument to an Irish nationalist and writer: Canon Sheehan of Doneraile

    • #789704
      Anonymous
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      This one is more light hearted, a statue to the rocker Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy . Second of James Joyce a truely great writer.

    • #789705
      Anonymous
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      @colm07 wrote:

      This one is more light hearted, a statue to the rocker Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy . Second of James Joyce a truely great writer.

      James Joyce, a truly great writer (if anyone can figure out what he is saying) and, of course, a Cork man!!

    • #789706
      Anonymous
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      This always makes me teary eyed. This is the grave of Muriel Gifford McDonagh. Muriel was the sister of Grace Gifford who married Joe Plunket in 1916. Muriel was also the wife of Joe McDonagh, another member of the Provisional Goverment. Both men were executed in 1916.
      Muriel and Joe had a son before 1916. In July 1917 Muriel, who was a great swimmer decided to swim to one of the Skerries Islands and raise a tricolor for Joe. Halfway accross she was observed in great trouble. Before any rescue got there she had drowned leaving behind a very young boy.

    • #789707
      Anonymous
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      And here is another one. Daniel Mannix (1864-1963), Archbishop of Melbourne, intercepted by the naval fleet and landed at Panzance, the real founder of a certain green political party in Ireland!

    • #789708
      Anonymous
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      Well Mr Praxiteles:) You got me there, I never heard of a Dan Mannix. I’ll look that one up. I salute you there sir:)

    • #789709
      Anonymous
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      And here is another notorious 19th century “agitator”: Thomas William Croke, Archbishop of Cashel, but really another Cork man supplied to Tipp via New Zealand. I believe there is a sports field called after him in Drumcondra.

    • #789710
      Anonymous
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      And just to round things out a bit, here we have a Kildare man, Paul Cullen, Archbishop of Dublin. Here is the one who probably shaped the second half of 19th century in Ireland more than anyone else.

    • #789711
      Anonymous
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      Praxititeles, your a good man;) Here is the Michael O Rahilly tribute. Michael was a great man from the South, this time Co Kerry. Head of his clan he lived in 40 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge. The O Rahilly opposed fiercely to PH Pearse’s awaited insurrection. Under Eoin McNeill’s order he headed to Limerick and other places to call off the rising.
      To make a long story short, when the boys headed out on Easter Monday, the O Rahilly put on his uniform and went to Liberty hall. Cheers went up when they seen the man.
      The O Rahilly was in charge of the second floor and the roof (by orders of the 1st of course). At the end of the rising the PG decided to try and move to Williams ands Woods sweet factory on Parnell St.
      When it came time to evacuate the O Rahilly led the charge to break through the British barricade at the end of Moore St. O Rahilly was shot dead but before he died he wrote a note to his wife, which is on the memorial there.

    • #789712
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Nearly forgot! James Warren Doyle, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin. That is the Ireland he inherited by his side. The hand gestures to where he wants her to go!

    • #789713
      Anonymous
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      For Colm07!

    • #789714
      Anonymous
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      John O Reilly, second in command to Sean Connolly fell dead five hours later on 24th Apr 1916. John was a man of 6 foot 3 inches, unusually tall in stature. After his death Dr Kathleen Lyn took command and was forced to surrended the lower floor of the City Hall.
      NB. The men still kept on fighting on the roof at that stage, they held out longer.

    • #789715
      Anonymous
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      Crossbarry, Co Cork. Here a 100 IRA men from Cork were surrounded. The Brits were 1200 strong. The Southern boyos broke through this and escaped.

    • #789716
      Anonymous
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      Thomas Weafer, Captain E Company, from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Thomas and a few lads took over the Hibernian Bank on the 27th April. The captain was shot and killed there…his body was incinerated in the terrible fire and never had a proper burial. There is a memorial to him in Glasnevin.

    • #789717
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      The reason every man and woman lives their lives in Ireland now. These graves are the reason why we dont wave a Union Jack at our football matches. This is the MOST sigifinant place in our history, in my opinion.

      The leaders of the 1916 (and other nationalists) insurrection are buried here. We wave a tricolor now thanks to these men.

    • #789718
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Get those leaves off!!!!!!!!!

    • #789719
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland.

    • #789720
      Anonymous
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      Statue of Sean McDermott, Co Leitrim..where the man came from. Sean was from Kityclogher, Co Leitrim.

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