I Am Proud To Be A Rebel

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The third panel of three new paintings outside Casement Park continues the quote in the second, both coming from the end of Casement’s speech during his trial on charges of treason against the UK. “It is only from the convict these things [i.e. human rights] are withheld, for crime committed and proven and Ireland, that has wronged no man, has injured no land, that has sought no dominion over others — Ireland is being treated today among the nations of the world as if she were a convicted criminal. If it be treason to fight against such an unnatural fate as this, then I am proud to be a rebel, and shall cling to my “rebellion” with the last drop of my blood.”
The speech was unsuccessful; Casement was hanged in Pentonville prison, England on Augst 3rd, 1916. The photograph on which this painting (and Casement’s appearance on the recently repainted International Wall) is based can be seen below.
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