Unknown Soldier Figure
The Unknown Soldier is a commemorative figure to pay tribute to the 49,000 Irish soldiers killed in World War I.
Almost 50,000 Irish soldiers were already serving in British units when World War I erupted in 1914, including such famous regiments as the Dublin Fusiliers, Munster Fusiliers and Connaught Rangers.
More than 80,000 more Irish then enlisted to fight by September 1915.
But those who survived the war and were honourably discharged in 1918 and 1919 returned to an Ireland totally transformed by the 1916 Easter Rising.