The old military huts at Willow Bank (or: Willowbank; the modern-day La Salle/Iveagh area on the Falls) – which were still in use in 1896 – provided a training ground for Cumann na mBan and the Irish Volunteers in the run-up to the Easter Rising.
The small figures between the huts and the trainees in the foreground are Charlie Monahan (born in Ballymacarrett, raised in the Markets, who died in a car accident on the way to meet Casement’s arms on board the Aud (findagrave | An Phoblacht)), Manus O’Boyle (BMH witness statement), Jack White (who fought for Britain in the second Boer War and was later captain in the Irish Citizen Army (WP)), and Volunteer Sean O’Neill.
- Theobold Wolfe Tone (1768-1798), the main figure shown above, leader of the United Irishmen and the 1798 rebellion
- Betsy Gray, female in green, who died in the 1798 rebellion
- Henry Joy McCraken (1767-1798) second from the left at bottom, leader of the 1798 rebellion in County Antrim, rising on June 6
- Mary Anne McCracken (1770-1876) on Tone’s cheekbone, political activist and anti-slavery and poverty reformer
- Robert Emmett (1778-1803) obscured by pole, leader of a revolt in 1803
- Anna Wheeler (1780-1848), female in purple, feminist author
- James Fintan Lalor (1807-1849), bottom left, writer and political activist
- Thomas Davis (1814-1845) small portrait below Gray, organiser of Young Ireland
- John Mitchel (1815-1875) top row left of the pole, Young Ireland and the Irish Confederation
- Michael Davitt (1846-1906) third from left at bottom, founder of the Land League and who took part in the Fenian Rising of 1867
- John Devoy (1842-1928) fourth from left at bottom, one of the Cuba Five, exiled to the U.S. in 1871, and active in all of the Fenian Rising, the 1916 Rising, and the War of Independence