The Birth Of The Irish Republic

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Here are four versions of Walter Paget’s Birth Of The Irish Republic in which James Connolly lies injured on a stretcher, being tended to by Elizabeth O’Farrell (? WP), while Pearse, Clarke, and Plunkett (and Ceannt?) stand by. (For a fifth, see Revolution 2016.) The first is the 2002 mural on Berwick Road/Paráid An Ardghleanna in Ard Eoin/Ardoyne. Detail just below …

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Detail (taken in 2004):

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Second, a version in Andersonstown, painted by Marty Lyons. (Image from Peter Moloney (edited version of M09484); used with permission.) This mural was update in 2016; see The Re-Birth Of The Irish Republic.)


Third, Walter Paget’s original oil painting, which is said to be in the National Museum Of Ireland, though the Museum has no record of it on-line. (See also this black-and-white print, of which there are two copies in the National Library Of Ireland. A date of 1918 is given.)

Finally, here is Robert Ballagh’s recent (2012-09) rendition:


Previously on Extramural Activity: Easter Rising – Whiterock Road mural depicting Countess Markievicz outside the GPO during the Rising.
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