Dublin City Hall – 1916 Garrison
- 050 x 40 cm (20 x 16 inches): €50.00
- Framed: No
- Location: Westport, Mayo
DUBLIN CITY HALL – Castle Street/Dame Street Dublin.
On Easter Monday a company of the Irish Citizens Army under Captain Sean Connolly and Dr Kathleen Lynn were discharged directly from Liberty Hall via College Green to capture the symbolic City municipal building in front of Dublin Castle. They achieved this, including occupying various adjacent premises, most notably the Evening Mail offices opposite. Not part of the military plan, they overcame the Dublin Castle guardroom soldiers and engaged in a shooting battle with soldiers defending the Castle yard until Monday evening when superior machine gun power and troop reinforcements arrived causing eventual surrender.
Sean Connolly was killed in action by a sniper nested in the Bedford Tower of the Castle.
11 GARRISONS – 1916
On Easter Monday 24th April 1916, rebel forces comprising of the Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army and Hibernian Rifles supplemented by Fianna Eireann and Cumann na nBan, took command of strategic Buildings and defended them;
8 in Dublin City, also in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford, Ashbourne Co. Meath and East County Galway. They declared an Irish Republic from the sovereign sanctity of these garrisons and separation from Britian. A late countermanding Order caused a diminished turnout than that originally planned for.
There were 11 Garrisons involved in the battles with the British forces from Easter Monday until the following Sunday. When the battle ended,16 of the Rebel leaders were executed. The British government failed to bring in Home Rule for Ireland in 1918 when the Great War ended as was promised. The Easter Rising 1916 and its ideals led directly to the formation of an
Artist – Charles Hulgraine
Charles Hulgraine is a Dublin based artist and architect who has completed a large number of City paintings, some locally but the range of works also show the West of Ireland and Andalusia Spain where he paints regularly.
Charles recently completed working on various Art projects on the subject of the 1916 Rising Centenary – most recently his highly successful series of paintings – ‘ 11 Garrisons 1916’ – at The Ambassador Theatre, O’Connell Street Dublin, from Mar 3rd – Oct 16th, 2016.
Charles holds firm that an artists painting and drawing technique gives a direct insight into how the artist approaches his subjects, the environment, life values and mortality.Diverse materials ranging from oils,acrylics,pastels,
The artist fundamentally aspires to the ordered approach in artmaking, but this is never allowed to impede his production of entirely contemporary works. To this extent Charles avoids a landmark recognisable format as is evident and liberally paints what he sees everyday, welcoming comment.