These were the men who were shot by the British after the Easter Uprising in 1916, some of them where signatories of the Proclamation of the Republic, some were the leaders and some were just there. They gave their lives so that Ireland could be independent, they failed but their memory lives on in the places named after them. In the 1960’s, further remnants of  empire were erased when buildings (mainly train stations) , streets and roads were renamed. Also new projects were named after them in an era when some people believed you could solve social projects with architecture.

What I am looking to do is revisit 1916 through the places named after them and the people who occupy them today. I have started working on Sean Mc Dermott Street (Dublin 1) off Gardiner Street and Conn Colbert Road (Dublin 8) between Kilmainham Gaol and The Irish National War Memorial.

Please contact me if you or anyone you know is linked to a place named after one of these men:


  • Patrick Pearse: Pearse Street, Ballina
  • Thomas MacDonagh
  • Thomas J. Clarke
  • Joseph Plunkett: Joseph Plunkett Tower, Ballymun (Still looking for someone associated with the tower)
  • William Pearse
  • Edward Daly: Daly Avenue, Limerick
  • Michael O’Hanrahan
  • John MacBride
  • Edward Thomas Kent: Kent Station, Cork
  • Michael Mallin
  • Sean Heuston
  • Conn Colbert: Conn Colbert Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
  • James Connolly
  • Sean or John MacDermott: Sean MacDermott St, Dublin 1

As Gaelige:

  • Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais: Pearse Street, Ballina
  •  Tomás Mac Donnchadha
  • Tomás Séamus Ó Cléirigh
  • Seosamh Máire Pluincéid: Joseph Plunkett Tower, Ballymun
  • Liam Mac Piarais
  • Éamonn Ó Dálaigh: Daly Avenue, Limerick
  • Micheál Ó hAnnrachain
  • Seán Mac Giolla Bhríde
  • Eamonn Ceannt: Kent Station, Cork
  • Micheál Ó Mealláin
  • Seán Mac Aodha
  • Conchúir Ó Colbáird: Conn Colbert Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
  • Séamas Ó Conghaile
  • Sean MacDiarmada: Sean MacDermott St, Dublin 1