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Paint Has Been Thrown Over The 1916 Rising Remembrance Wall In Glasnevin

By katedemolder

April 9, 2017 at 2:07pm

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Buckets of coloured paint have been used to vandalise the remembrance wall erected In Glasnevin Cemetery just last year to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

According to the Irish Times, the so-called “necrology wall” has the names of all who died in the rebellion, Irish and British, military, police and civilian inscribed on it in both alphabetical and chronological order. 

It was erected as a commemoration and mark of honour to those who gave their lives. However, due to the brutality of the Rising, the erection of the wall caused controversy when it was built. 

The paint was noticed by staff upon arriving into work on Sunday morning. They also noticed that the paint was thrown in a general direction, not confining to any category of deceased.

“This was an act of callous vandalism. Glasnevin Trust is currently engaging with the Gardaí on the matter and will not be commenting further at this time.”

The trust, which operates the historic graveyard, has said it is in contact with Gardaí about the incident. Investigations are ongoing. 

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