‘Remembrance Wall’ At Glasnevin April 3, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in Irish Politics.
The memorial wall bears the names of all those who died in the rebellion 100 years ago, Irish and British, military and civilian, attracting some controversy.
The names are displayed chronologically without distinction between the different categories.
I won’t be out taking a pick axe to it but I do feel uncomfortable at the lack of distinction between victims and how that can be interpreted. To me it’s that those who died fighting for Irish Independence are the same as those who fought against it.
Then the next question is if there are going to be additions to mark the dead in the War of Independence?
Adding insult to injury the Irish title is spelt incorrectly
The wall is titled Éirí Amach na Cásca but the word Éirí meaning Rising appears with a fada on the first i, instead of on the E.
Then we also have Volunteer Andrew Cunningham listed as a civilian.