Monuments and Crosses

Raheny Cross

In the Centre of Raheny village stands a tall Celtic stone cross with the inscription "Heal the sick, say unto them the Kingdom of God is come unto you. Marie Elizabeth Hayes, doctor and missionary." Marie Elizabeth Hayes was born in Raheny in 1874. She worked as a doctor and missionary in India but she died after a patient with the pneumonic plague bit her on the finger.

The Irish Volunteer Monument, Phibsboro'

The Irish Volunteer Monument in Phibsboro' commemorates members of the Dublin Brigade of the Irish Volunteers who fought and died during the Easter Rising (1916) and the War of Independence (1919-21). The monument depicts a soldier and below the soldier scenes from Irish mythology and ancient Irish history: the arrival of the Milesians (the first inhabitants of Ireland), Cuchulainn fighting at the ford and the death of King Brian Boru at Clontarf in 1014.

The Nethercross

The Nethercross is an old cross carved out of granite. It was made to look like the cross that St Canice, the patron saint of Finglas and Kilkenny carried with him.

McKee Memorial, Finglas

At the crossroads in Finglas village stands a stone memorial that was erected to the memory of a man called Richard McKee. He was a member of the Irish Volunteers, a group of men who fought in the Easter Rising and the War of Independence.

The Arthur Morrison Monument, Donnybrook

This monument commemorates Arthur Morrison, Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1835-6.

This video is designed as a resource for primary and post-primary students up to Junior Certificate.

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