'Thomas MacDonagh'

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-'Thomas MacDonagh'
-Screenprint on Somerset tub-sized Satin 310g/sm archival paper.
-Paper size: 330mm x 475mm approx.
-Image size: 360mm x 20.5mm approx.
-Hand-pulled screenprint, printed at Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, N.Ireland
-Deckled edge with 'chopmark'
-Shipped in sturdy postal tube, wrapped in acid-free tissue paper.
-Tracked & Signed for shipping

Strict limited edition of 10.
Signed & numbered by the artist.
Declan Byrne 2015

Thomas MacDonagh (1 February 1878 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish political activist, poet, playwright, educationalist and revolutionary leader. He was one of the seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916, a signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic and Commandant of the 2nd Battalion, Dublin Brigade of the Irish Volunteers, which fought in Jacob's biscuit factory. He was executed for his part in the Rising at the age of thirty-eight.

MacDonagh was assistant headmaster at St. Enda's School, Sgoil Éanna, and lecturer in English at University College Dublin. He was a member of the Gaelic League, where he befriended Patrick Pearse and Eoin MacNeill. He was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers with MacNeill and Pearse. He wrote poetry and plays.

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