Dublin in County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland — Mid-East (and Dublin)
Fortissimis suis militibus hoc monumentum eblana dedicavit MCMVII
Tulega Heights•Laings Nek
[Inscription is from the
Monuments of St. Stephen's Green
marker found in the park]
The form of this arch, 12 feet in width, is that of a Roman Triumphal Arch. It stands 32 feet 6 inches high. In its proportions it resembles the Arch of Titus in Rome.
Two inscriptions in latin appear on the arch. One reads: “In memory of the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who fell in the service of the country in the South African War 1899-1900 A.D.” Two hundred and twelve fusiliers died in this war.
The second inscription reads “To her own soldiers, the bravest of the brave, this monument Dublin hath dedicated in the year 1907.”
The main structure of the arch is of grey granite from Ballyknocken Quarry, Co. Wicklow. The inscription panels are of sheephouse limestone from Drogheda.
Erected 1907 by Citizens of Dublin.
Location. Click for map. Memorial arch is at the northwest entrance to St. Stephen's Green park. Marker is in this post office area: Dublin, Leinster 2, Ireland.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa / Ó Donnabháin Rosa (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Emmet (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Ardilaun (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Butler Yeats (about 150 meters away); James Clarence Mangan (about 180 meters away); Haslam Memorial Seat (about 210 meters away); Countess Constance Markievicz (about 240 meters away); Thomas M. Kettle (about 240 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Dublin.
Also see . . . Royal Dublin Fusiliers. (Submitted on September 15, 2009.)
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