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No memorial for Bachelor’s Walk victims
Messages written on Bachelors Walk in chalk in the immediate aftermath of the shootings. The corporation's plan to erect a permanent memorial has been quashed by General Friend. Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 1 Aug 1914

No memorial for Bachelor’s Walk victims

Dublin, 8 June 1915 - Plans to erect a monument to the four civilians shot by British soldiers on Bachelor’s Walk in Dublin last year have been quashed by the military.

General Friend has written to the Dublin Corporation to say that he had reason to suspect that any such memorial was ‘likely to cause disaffection to His Majesty and to prejudice recruiting for the Army’.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.