Dublin Sights

Arbour Hill Cemetery

  • Cemetery

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

All 14 Irishmen executed by the British following the 1916 Easter Rising are buried here, including Pádraig Pearse, who led the rebellion; his younger brother Willie, who played a minor role in the uprising; and James Connolly, a socialist and labor leader wounded in the battle. Too weak from his wounds to stand, Connolly was tied to a chair and then shot. The burial ground is a simple but formal area, with the names of the dead leaders carved in stone beside an inscription of the proclamation they issued during the uprising. Obviously the centenary of the Rising will see an increased focus on Arbour Hill, and will add a certain poignancy to any visit.

Sight Information


Arbour Hill, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 8–4, Sat. 11–4, Sun. 9:30–4

Published 08/11/2015


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