P R O F I L E
Croppies Memorial Park
Wolf Tone Key
Located opposite Frank Sherwin Bridge at Wolfe Tone Quay, the 0.25 hectare Croppies Memorial Park was named in 1983 after the Croppies of the 1798 Rebellion. The nickname was given to Irish rebels fighting for independence from Britain who were executed in the vicinity. The term 'Croppy Boy' was said to emerge from a hairstyle popular with revolutionaries of the day. At one time the park was known as the Crimean Trophy Plot because of the presence of Russian artillery guns captured during the 1854-56 Crimean War.
The site was originally part of the Military Recreation Grounds attached to the adjacent Robins (formerly Royal) Barracks. Acquired by the Wide Streets Commissioners, the area was owned from 1860 until 1969 by the Office of Public Works when it passed to Dublin Corporation who upgraded the park in 1983.
The Robins database records the following six guns in Dublin.
551 - 1807
1337 - 1811
24356 - 1835
25116 - 1836
30192 - 1847
30231 - 1847
The present whereabouts of these guns is not known.
THE GROTTO GRADING FEATURES PRESENT
Crimean Cannon Location