Prints by David Rooney
Peter (Peadar) Macken (1878–1916), was born in Dublin and worked as a house painter. A committed nationalist, he joined the IRB, the Gaelic League, Sinn Féin and the Irish Volunteers. Active in socialist and trade union politics, he was elected to Dublin Corporation as a labour candidate in 1912. During the Easter rising he fought at Boland’s Mills, where he was shot dead on 27 April by a fellow Volunteer who had run amok.
- The portrait is lithograph printed onto 500x 500mm (image area 280x270mm) cuts of uncoated Munken Lynx rough paper (170 g/m2), signed and numbered by David Rooney and limited to just 100 pressings.
- Prints conveniently fit Ikea ‘RIBBA’ frames.
Illustrator David Rooney’s artwork features in publications by The Folio Society, London, and in cultural centres such as the Titanic Experience, Belfast, King John’s Castle, Limerick; and the Stonehenge visitor centre.