O1334 : Bust of Seán Heuston, Phoenix Park, Dublin

taken 12 years ago, near to Islandbridge, Cabra, Phibsborough, Dolphin's Barn and New Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland

Bust of Seán Heuston, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Bust of Seán Heuston, Phoenix Park, Dublin
This bust of Seán Heuston, in the People's Garden near Fountain Road, was unveiled on the 3rd December 1943 by Paddy Joe Stephenson. He had fought alongside Seán Heuston in the Mendicity Institute, in what is now known as the Easter Rising of 1916. Heuston, born in 1891, was in command of the Volunteers in the Institute. Heavily outnumbered by British Troops, they managed to hold it for over two days before surrendering. Heuston's fate was to be tried by Court Martial and sentenced to death. He was shot by firing squad on the 8th May 1916.

The severity with which the Easter Rising was put down by the British Government of the time, and its aftermath, is regarded by most historians as having been a tipping point in the struggle for Irish independence. Dublin has a main railway station and a bridge named in honour of Seán Heuston.

O1334 : Inscription below the bust of Seán Heuston, Phoenix Park, Dublin.
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Sunday, 12 September, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 August, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
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Irish: geotagged! O 131 347 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.0718N 6:18.1202W
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