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Who fears to speak of Easter week?

Who fears to speak of Easter week?

Who fears to speak of Easter week? The Irish Rebellion of 1916 and its martyrs. Erin's Tragic Easter.

Title of print flanked by two figures - the figure on left is a 1798 United Irishman, the figure on right is a member of the Irish Volunteers. Sheet includes images of 16 of those who participated in or were associated with the Easter Rising of 1916 (including an image of pacifist Francis Sheehy-Skeffington who was murdered).

Includes images of the General Post Office, Liberty Hall, St. Stephen's Green and the Four Courts, Dublin at each of the four corners of the sheet. Includes lyrics to a political ballad [written by a nun Maria Giddons, later Rev. Mother M. Columba Gibbons, d. 1961] entitled 'Who Fears to Speak of Easter Week?'. It was based on John Kells Ingrams' 'The Memory of the Dead', [better known as 'Who Fears to Speak of '98' or 'Ninety Eight', written in 1843 and published anonymously in honour of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen].

Éamonn Ceannt is erroneously referred to as Edmond Kent under his image (the English form of his Christian name was Edward).

Physical description: 1 print : photomechanical ; 75.2 x 57.2 cm.