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September 2013 - May 2014
Newest bridge across the Liffey is named after Kilmainham prisoner

Dublin City councillors voted on Monday September 2 to name the new Liffey Bridge after Rosie Hackett, Labour activist and Republican, and former Kilmainham Gaol prisoner.

The bridge, at Marlborough Street, will carry the cross-city Luas line. 

There was intense lobbying for many different names, and Rosie's was chosen following an active campaign by supporters, including a mailing of postcards in support of Rosie to City Councillors.

Rosie took part in the Lockout demonstration in Dublin in 1913 and this year, during the commemoration in Dublin, many of the participants carried Rosie cards in support of her (including our own Liz Gillis - see Evening Herald report at right!)

Rosie was a founder-member of the Irish Women Workers' Union, and was involved in the 1913 Lockout

She joined the Irish Citizen Army under James Connolly and helped print the Proclamation before taking part in the fighting in St. Stephen's Green and the College of Surgeons under Cmdnt. Michael Mallin. 

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