Ennis Grove: Tribute to a Volunteer

Ennis Grove photo

Entrance to Ennis Grove (Photo by Carole Flanagan)

Ennis Grove is a pretty little estate just off Londonbridge Road in Irishtown/Sandymount.  It is named after a local young man, Edward Ennis of 5 Dromard Avenue, Sandymount, who was a Volunteer in the Boland’s Mills garrison during the 1916 Rising. He was accidentally killed in the crossfire near the railway lines. According to the 1911 Census, he was aged 26 on 2 April 1911, so he was 31 or 32 when he was killed in Easter week 1916.

Edward Ennis is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. A gravestone was erected in 2008.

Words and photos by Carole Flanagan

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