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.)

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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:

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