Militaria Archive

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

The graves of many key figures in the struggle for Irish Independence through several centuries. Including Daniel O’ Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Éamon de Valera, Arthur Griffith, Countess Markievicz, Michael Cusack, Robert Erskine Childers, Roger Casement, Frank Ryan, Sean Devoy, Cathal Brugha, James Stephens along with many Dublin Brigade Irish Republican Army veterans of the Easter Rising 1916, the Irish War of Independence (1919 - 1921) and Irish Civil War (1921 - 1923).

'They lit a fire within their land that long was ashes cold, With splendid dreams they made it glow, threw in their hearts of gold. They saw thy slowly paling cheek and knew thy failing breath, They bade thee live once more, Kathleen, who wert so nigh to death. And who dare quench the sacred fire, and who dare give them blame, Since he who draws too near the glow shall break into a flame ? They lit a beacon in their land, built of the souls of men, To make thee warm once more, Kathleen, to bid thee live again.' - Dora Sigerson Shorter, Poet and sculptor designed this group and caused it to be set up to the eternal memory of the heroes of Easter Week, 1916. The Government of Saorstát Éireann provided the site on which this monument stands. Glasnevin Cemetery Dublin, Ireland