|This is the 1916 Volunteer redone |
At the time of the Easter Rising, the de Valera family home was at 34, Munster Street.
Phibsborough has a number of commemorative memorials including one to Sean Healy, a 15 year old member of the Fianna . Sean was one of two Phibsboro Road residents killed during the Rising, the other being James Kelly .Other participants in the War of Independence from the area include Harry Boland who was born in Phibsborough and grew up there. His friend Dick McKee was born at Phibsborough Road. On the 21 November he was brought to Dublin Castle where he was tortured under interrogation and soon after shot dead. One of The Forgotten Ten, Bernard Ryan, lived in Phibsborough until his execution in nearby Mountjoy Jail, where he was hanged following a military trial.
The sculpture by Leo Broe at Royal Canal Bank was commissioned in memory of the local contingent of Irish Volunteers, established following a public rally at nearby Parnell Square in 1913.