The Bronze Fence
To deter vandals a bronze fence was put across the front of the Memorial in 1927. It was
designed by the architect, John F Hennessy, before he died in 1924. It is a work of art
Names added in 1947
In 1947 in preparation for the visit of Eamon de Valera, who had been a Commandant in the
1916 Rising, the names of the leaders, who had been executed after that Rising, were added
to the rear wall of the Memorial.
Hunger Strikers' plaque placed in 1994
A plaque to honour Bobby Sands and the other1981 Hunger Strikers was placed behind the
rear wall in 1994. Not one of those who died was over thirty years of age.