The Abbey Theatre 1916 memorial.

Posted: August 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Come Here To Me!

I came across this last night at The Abbey, having gone to see Translations. Excellent if you’re wondering. You’re running out of the on that one. The memorial seems to be a replacement to the plaque which was to be found at the Abbey for many years. I’d be interested in hearing from anyone who knows just how long this memorial has been in place.

There are seven names to be found on the memorial, including Sean Connolly, the first casualty of the republican side during the uprising.

Undoubtedly, there are names missing from the memorial. Writing in the Dublin Historical Record in 1999, James Wren noted that: ‘Although Edward Keegan’s name does not appear on the Abbey Theatre’s 1916 plaque he was an early member of the National Players and as a Volunteer he fought in the 1916 Rising’.

Sean Connolly on the plaque is a character we’ve…

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