The large monument actually contains the mortal remains of Michael Dwyer, the "Wicklow Chief," a survivor of the Fenian Uprising, and his wife Mary. The poem on the front reads: "Who fears to speak of '98? When cowards mock the patriot's fate. Who blushes at the name? Who hangs his head in shame?" At the rear are the names of the 1798 martyrs, the Easter 1916 martyrs, and a separate headstone at the foot for the ten 1981 hunger strikers who starved themselves to death during Margaret Thatcher Prime Ministership trying to get recognized as political prisoners: Bobby Sands, Francis Hughes, Raymond McCreesh, Patsy O'Hara, Joe McDonnell, Martin Hurson, Kevin Lynch, Keiren Doherty, Thomas McElwee, and Mickey Dewine.