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Day 310: Fusiliers’ Arch

Mention to just about anyone in Dublin “the arch entrance of St Stephen’s Green” and they’ll know just what you’re talking about. However, if you ask for the name of the arch itself, that may be trickier to come by. Even I didn’t know it for a very long time, and learned about it after a friend came visiting. The things we do to impress our friends ;)

Modelled after the Arch of Titus in Rome, it commemorates the 212 soldiers of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who were killed fighting for the British in the Boer War (1899–1902). For that reason, the arch was also previously called the Traitors’ Gate by strong nationalists, who believe that Irish should not be fighting a British war but to demand for independent Irish states. Today, history largely forgotten by many, it serves as one of the main meeting points of the city, quite likely before a walk down Grafton Street for a shopping spree.

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  1. m3d says:

    niceezzzzz…u r still better than me as you do check out the info and history of places u go….for me, i cant be bothered with names but history maybe a lil…comes in handy when we have visiting frens hehe ;)

    • Lil says:

      well, it’s nice to make some effort to have my visitors feel welcome, no? ;) and i like learning random useless information like this too, hehehe.

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