The Emerald Isle


St. Stephen's Green in Dublin is a central public park and twenty-two acres in size. During the Easter Rising of 1916, a group of Irish patriots made of mainly members of the Irish Citizen Army commanded by Commandant Michael Mallin and his second-in-command Constance Markiewicz took up position in the park.

Constance Markiewicz was an Irish Sinn Féin politician, revolutionary nationalist, suffragette, socialist and a bust dedicated to her resides in St. Stephen's Green. Wolfe Tone was a leading Irish revolutionary figure and one of the founding members of the United Irishmen, participant in the 1798 Irish Rebellion and died while imprisoned by the British.

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Fianna Éireann named for the mythological Fianna has been used for revolutionary youth groups throughout the 20th and 21st centuries and Constance Markiewicz helped form a recreated Fianna Éireann in Dublin.



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