1916 & Revolutionary Period Plaques

Photograph of a Dublin City Council Commemorative plaque marking he site of the 12th century Saint Olave's Church

St Olave’s Church

On Wednesday 28th September, 2002, a Dublin City Council commemorative plaque marking the site of the medieval Saint Olave’s Church was unveiled at Fishamble Street, Dublin, by Councillor Michael Pidgeon, representing the the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy, and the Abassador of Norway to Ireland, Mari Sk. Saint Olaf, the patron saint of Norway, …

Dublin City Counil commemorative plaque at Ballyfermot

Ballyfermot Train Ambush

On Friday, 8th July 2022, a Dublin City Council commemorative plaque marking the site of the Ballyfermot Train Ambush was unveiled at Le Fanu Road, Dublin 12, by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy. On Friday, 8th July, 1921 a train carrying British troops, – members of the Gordon Highlanders – military supplies, cars, …

Photograph of Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque honouring Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen.

ffrench-Mullen, Madeleine

This plaque commemorates both Madeleine ffrench-Mullen and her lifelong partner Dr Kathleen Lynn, who founded Teach Ultan (St Ultan’s Infants Hospital) at 37 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2. Teach Ultan is now part of the Clayton Hotel, who kindly agreed to allow the plaque be erected. Locate this plaque on Google maps. Born in Malta in …

Photograph of Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque honouring Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen.

Lynn, Dr Kathleen

This plaque commemorates both Dr Kathleen Lynn and her lifelong partner Madeleine ffrench-Mullen, who founded Teach Ultan (St Ultan’s Infants Hospital) at 37 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2. Teach Ultan is now part of the Clayton Hotel, who kindly agreed to allow the plaque be erected. Locate this plaque on Google maps. A native of Mayo, …

Pearse, Patrick

This plaque commemorates Patrick Pearse, who lived with his family at 13 Sandymount Avenue, Dublin 4. Pearse’s father, James Pearse, was a monumental sculptor who moved to Dublin around 1860. The family originally lived over the shop in Great Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street) before moving to Sandymount. Their first address in the area was …

Ballybough Bridge

Commemorating the fighting that took place at the bridge during the Rising and those who took part, this plaque is on Meagher’s Public House, 283-285 Richmond Road, Fairview, Dublin 3, D03 DK26. Locate this plaque on Google maps. It was unveiled on 12th November 2016.

Annesley Bridge, 1916

Commemorating a battle during the Rising and those who took part, this plaque is on the Annesley House Public House, North Strand, D03 K8P4, Dublin 1. Locate this plaque in Google maps. The plaque was unveiled on 12th November 2016.

Four Courts Garrison

Located at the Capuchin Mission Office, Church Street, Dublin 7, D07 NNH4, this plaque commemorates the Four Courts Garrison. Locate this plaque on Google maps. It is one of several plaques erected during the 1916 Centenary year to mark the garrison sites around the city, and to honour those who fought and died during the …

Jacob’s Factory Garrison

On the afternoon of Friday, 29th April 2016, a Dublin City Council plaque commemorating the Jacob’s Factory Garrison that served in the 1916 Easter Rising was unveiled at the Dublin Institution of Technology, Bishop’s Street, Dublin 2. Locate this plaque on Google maps. The plaque was unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní …

commemorative plaque honouring Countess Markievicz.

Markievicz, Countess

This plaque commemorates republican and labour activist Constance Countess Markievicz at Surrey House, Leinster Road, Rathmines, where she and her family lived from 1911. The house became a centre for republican and labour activity and was looted by British forces in the aftermath of the Rising. Locate this plaque on Google maps. Read Countess Markievicz’s …

Marrowbone Lane Garrison

On the afternoon of Sunday, 24th April 2016, two Dublin City Council plaques commemorating garrisons in the 1916 Easter Rising were unveiled in the city by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh. The first of these plaques commemorates the Marrowbone Lane Garrison and was unveiled at the Eir Building, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8. …

Photograph of the plaque for Father Mathew Park

Father Mathew Park

Located off Philipsburgh Avenue, this plaque commemorates the location of the training grounds used by the Irish Citizen Army and the Volunteers in the period leading up to the Rising. Locate this plaque on Google maps. It is one of several plaques erected during the 1916 Centenary year to mark the garrison sites around the …

photograph of commemorative plaque for Sean McLoughlin

McLoughlin, Sean

Commemorating Sean McLoughlin, ‘the forgotten boy commandant’, this plaque is at 5 North King Street, Dublin 7. Locate this plaque in Google maps. You can read about Sean McLoughlin in Dictionary of Irish Biography The plaque was unveiled on 5th March 2017.

Mendicity Institute Garrison

On the afternoon of Sunday, 24th April 2016, a Dublin City Council plaque commemorating the Easter Rising’s Mendicity Institution garrison was unveiled on a pillar outside the oldest working charity in Dublin. Established in 1818, the Mendicity Institution creates opportunities for “people experiencing homelessness, isolation and marginalization to live better lives”. It is located at …

O’Carroll, Richard – City Councillor & Irish Volunteer

On Wednesday, 27th April 2016, a Dublin City Council plaque commemorating labour councillor Richard O’Carroll was unveiled at O’Carroll Villas, Cuffe Street, by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh. In attendance were relatives of O’Carroll, who spent the last years of his life living at the Bricklayers’ Arms Institute on Cuffe Street, as …

Ireland’s First Radio Broadcast

On the morning of Thursday, 21st July 2016, a Dublin City Council plaque commemorating Ireland’s first international radio broadcast was unveiled on the city’s main thoroughfare. Located at the Grand Central Bar, 10-11 O’Connell Street, the plaque was unveiled by Denis Naughten, the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. Minister Naughten praised Joseph Plunkett’s …

photograph of plaque commemorating the College of Surgeons 1916 garrison

Royal College of Surgeons

This plaque commemorates those who fought in the 1916 Rising at the Royal COllege of Surgeons on Saint Stephen’s Green. Locate this plaque on Google maps. The plaque was unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, and was the fifth in a series of 1916 Rising garrison plaques unveiled by Dublin City …