President Higgins put into effect a resolution that was passed in the Dáil Éireann over 100 years ago
President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina paid honor to the heroes executed for their involvement in the 1916 Easter Rising on December 18 in Dublin.
The minutes of Dáil Éireann, assembled in the Mansion House on August 20, 1919, record the approval of a report recommending, as an anniversary commemoration, that 16 memorial trees be planted in memory of those executed in 1916.
A century later, in a brief ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin on December 18, President and Sabina Higgins unveiled commemorative plaques with the names of those executed after the 1916 Easter Rising.
The plaques were installed along 16 birch trees planted by President and Sabina Higgins in the gardens of Áras an Uachtaráin, to mark the Centenary Commemoration of the 1916 Rising.
The trees are arranged in a crescent, complementing the nearby “Dearcán na nDaoine” installation, created by artist Rachel Joynt and commissioned by President and Sabina Higgins as part of the State 1916 centenary commemorations.
You can watch commemoration here: