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The Soldier

Irish Volunteers Memorial
I.R.A. Memorial
Leo Broe

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Statue of a kneeling man, dressed in Volunteer uniform, holding a rifle. On the sides of the plinth are three reliefs, and on the fourth side a plaque with text in Irish. In the lower part of the plinth is a fountain.
The monument commemorates the men of the Old 'C' Company, 1st Battalion, Dublin Brigade - the Irish Volunteers who fought and died during the Easter Rising (1916) and the War of Independence (1919-21). It was unveiled on 19 February 1939 by a former captain of the company, Sean Prendergast.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - The Soldier
The arrival of the Milesians (the first inhabitants of Ireland) (Wikipedia)
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - The Soldier
Cuchulain fighting at the ford (Wikipedia).
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath - The Soldier
The death of King Brian Boru at Clontarf in 1014 (Wikipedia).


do chum glóire dé
agus i mbuan-chuimhne
na n-oifigeach agus na
n-óglac nach maireann
a throid are son
saoirse na h'éireann
is a bhí n-a mbaill
tráth de chomplacht "c"
dén chéad chath de
bhriogóid átha cliath
d'arm na poblachta,
complacht a cuiread ar
bun san mbliadhain 1913
For the glory of God
in enduring memory for
the officers and for the
volunteers who are no longer
with us that fought for
Ireland’s freedom and who
were once members of C Company
1st Battalion Dublin Brigade
the Republican Army, a company
which was founded
in the year 1913.


Leo Broe


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Locatie (N 53°21'38" - W 6°16'16") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: ie405; Photograph: 24 June 2023
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