Following the centenery of the 1916 Rising, I have gained much inspiration for the information that has become readily available about these tumultuous periods in Irish history. As a Millennial Irish woman, the idea of being so passionate about your country that you will militarise is totally foreign to me. These women put themselves in great danger in order for the country to become the Republic it is today. Our realities couldn’t be more different and our struggles aren’t against a foreign influence any more but these individuals are part of our history and have informed how we identify ourselves as Irish people.
The three individuals pictured are Linda Kearns-McWhinney, Eithne Coyle and Mae Burke.The photo can be found on a few websites. The women were involved in both 1916 and the The War of Independence in the early 1920s.
The work above is a screen print in tones of green, grey and It is approximately 28 x 29 cm.