Dublin’s newest bridge named after Rosie Hackett

A new bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin will be named after labor activist and 1916 patriot Rosie Hackett.

She organized a 1911 strike of women workers at Jacob’s biscuit factor, participated in the 1913 transit workers’ strike and was a member of the Irish Citizen Army during the Rising.

“I’d say she’d be giggling quietly to herself, she would be slightly embarrassed about it, but she’s also be very proud to know that women have come to where they are in Dublin at this stage” her nephew told Morning Ireland.

RTE News reported that of the 23 bridges over the River Liffey, the Anna Livia bridge in Chapelizod is the only other to have an official female name. Anna Livia is the name given to the personification of the River Liffey in James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake.”