Pictured at Griffith College, South Circular Road raising the flag at a commemoration event to mark the centenary of Arthur Griffith’s death is the grandson of Arthur Griffith’ Shane Gray with his son Breffni and his children Fionn, Naoise and Oisin. In 1991, Griffith College, then known as Business and Accounting Training, purchased the Griffith Barracks site (now the GCD campus). Tanaiste Leo Varadkar was also in attendance.
At that time, Professor Diarmuid Hegarty approached and received the consent of Ita Gray, the only surviving child of Arthur Griffith, to rename the institution Griffith College. The directors of Griffith College want to acknowledge Griffith’s singular contribution to Irish Independence.
Picture Conor McCabe Photography.