Sunday, 26 April 2009

There is a lovely monument in the gardens dedicated to Seán Heuston, one of the rebel leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising who was Court Martialed after the failed uprising, sentenced to death and shot by firing squad in Kilmainham jail on May 8 1916. He was aged 25 at the time of his execution.
In the background is the Wellington Monument, built to honour Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, an Irish born British officer and statesman who together with Blucher defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.

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