News & Events

2017 – Presentation of Mendicity Centenary Poster to partners and supporters

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Click on “Presentation of Centenary Poster” link on left for more information about these presentations. _____________________________________________________________

Sunday 8th May 2016 at 3am

Vigil to coincide with the date and time of Sean Heuston’s execution, held at the Sean Heuston statue in the People’s Gardens, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

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Click on “Sean Heuston vigil for photos of this event.


Sunday 24th April 2016 at 13.30

Unveiling of the Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque by the Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor and plaque

DCC Plaque

Piper and Colour party

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Sunday 24th April 2016 at 12.30

Commemoration Ceremony at the grave of Peter Wilson, the only volunteer killed at the “Battle of Heuston’s Fort”

Peter Wilsons grave

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Easter Monday 2016 at 11.30am

Lord Mayor, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, lays wreath at Mendicity Garrison Roll of Honour

Easter Mon Lord Mayor


 Click onLaying of wreath by Lord Mayor and “Wreath Laying album for more photos of this event


Easter Monday 2016 at 11.30am

Roll of Honour unveiling at Mendicity Institution site

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Click on “Unveiling of Roll of Honour  for photos of this event and on “Album 1″ and “Album 2 for photos of participants and attendees.


Easter Monday 2016 at 10.30am

Historical Walk to the Mendicity Institution

Group proceeds along the quays

Easter Mon group on quays
Click onHeritage Walk Easter Mon and Heritage Walk Album for more photos of this event

Easter Monday 2016 at 10.15am

Friends and relatives gather at Liberty Hall

Piper plays to friends and relatives before the group sets off along the quays

Easter Mon Liberty Hall group


Easter Monday 2016 at 10am

Following in the footsteps of the Mendicity Garrison

Group assembles at Temple Street

Easter Mon Temple St


Forgotten 1916 battle-site rediscovered on Dublin’s quays.



Local Trainees Provide the Stand

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Wreath stand in the making

The Liberties Training Centre is on the near-forgotten historic Mullinahack, by Oliver Bond Street. Today their trainees will be putting the finishing touches to the centenary wreath-stand to be used at 2.30pm on Easter Monday by the descendants of Sean Heuston’s 1916 garrison, when the Lord Mayor of Dublin will honour the 29 Irish Volunteers who fought for Irish freedom at the Mendicity Institution: ‘Heuston’s Fort’.

Click on Making the wreath stand for photos.


Easter Saturday Hurling

Photos from the Hurling Match played on Easter Saturday 2016 at the Round Tower GAA Club in Lusk.


Hurling teams

Thomas Ashe plaque

Click on “Hurling Album 1” and “Hurling Album 2” for photos of this event.


Good Friday football

Usher Celtic (representing D Company) won the football match against Lusk United (representing Fingal) at Memorial Park Islandbridge on Good Friday 2016.

Football teams

Mendicity Garrison Relative Declan Costello with the two teams

Click on “Good Friday football – Album” for photos and “Good Friday football – Match report” for an update on the match.