I passed this earlier on today on Moore Street and was unable to get a decent image of it with the lighting, but this comes from the Save Moore Street 2016 social media account. The stencil is a clever take on one of the most iconic images of the 1916 Rising, showing the surrender of P.H Pearse to General Lowe:
At the time of surrender, Pearse was joined by Elizabeth O’Farrell, whose feet can just about be made out in the image above. In time, she would quite literally be airbrushed from history, and the image has been widely reproduced without any trace of her. O’Farrell bravely delivered news of the rebel surrender to General Lowe, Commander of the British Forces in Dublin during the insurrection. She recalled years later that:
I waved the small white flag which I carried and the military ceased firing and called me up to the barrier, which was across the top of Moore Street into Great Britain Street. As I passed up Moore Street I saw, at the corner of Sackville Lane, the O’Rahilly’s hat and a revolver lying on the ground – I thought he had got into some house. I gave my message to the officer in charge, and he asked me how many girls were down there. I said three. He said: “Take my advice and go down again and bring the other two girls out of it.”
There is a demonstration this Saturday at 1pm marching from Liberty Hall to Moore Street, more information is available from here.