Madonna and Child by Grace Gifford

This Mural was painted by Grace Gifford, wife of Joseph Mary Plunkett, executed after the Easter Rising in 1916. The couple were married in the Chapel in Kilmainham Jail on the night of 3rd/4th April 1916, just hours before Joseph faced the firing squad. They were given a just ten minutes together in the presence of a British soldier, who counted down the time. Grace was arrested and jailed in Kilmainham during the Irish Civil War 1922-23 which followed the War of Independence 1919-1921. She died in 1955.

POSTED ON BEHALF OF :   Nigel Kelly Shields

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