St. Stephen's Green is also home to a number of memorials, one of which you can see above. Countess Markiewicz, who led a contingent of the Citizen's Army here during the 1916 rising, is featured. William Butler Yeats, Lord Ardilaun, Jeremiah O' Donovan Rossa and James Joyce are also featured among others. Some monuments have suffered over the years: the Wolfe Tone monument was defaced in 1969 and subsequently replaced. However, a statue of King George II suffered the same fate as Nelson's Column in O' Connell Street: it was blown up and subsequently removed. These days, the place of Nelson's Column has been taken by the rather uninspiring Dublin's Spire.