This statue is dedicated to Liam Mellows, a member of the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood) and the Irish Volunteers.
Mellows was an influential figure in Irish history. During the 1916 Easter Rising, he lead the Irish Volunteers in a number of local attacks. He was Director of Supplies during the War of Independence and was elected as a Sinn Fein TD to the First Dáil (1918).
Mellows was executed on the 8 December 1922 after he was arrested and imprisoned following the capture of the Anti-Treaty Four Courts garrison.