“A Walk”, Richmond Barracks
In May 1916, after the Easter Rising, thousands of rebel prisoners and their leaders crossed the courtyard of Richmond Barracks to learn their fate by court marshal. More than a century later, designer Joanne Byrne set out to create a monument to those who made this grave journey.
“A Walk” takes a diary entry from rebel leader Countess Markievicz and transforms her ideals into a path. As you walk, the quote unfolds to leave you with this thought: “Nature should provide me with something to live for, something to die for.”
Using corten steel letters, we embedded the words of the Countess into the earth, ensuring her spirit will live on for all time at this historic site.
In June 2020, the installation was recognised by 100 Archive as one of 100 notable Irish communication design projects of 2019.
Joanne Byrne (Designer)
Cultural installation – Letter sculpture
100 Archive 2019 listing