The memorial depicts Edward Daly standing with a pistol in his hand, and Con Colbert in a crouching position cutting the chains from the female figure of Erin. At the base of the statue Thomas Clarke is depicted pointing at a plaque containing the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Inscribed on another plaque are the names of the 16 men who were executed during May 1916, and those of 65 others who lost their lives as a consequence of the Easter Rising.
“Who would not rejoice, that the struggles, the blood, the suffering, and the Heroic efforts of Ireland’s sons, have not been in vain”
John Daly, Portland Prison, to John Crowe, 15 June 1893