Prints by David Rooney
Sean Connolly (1882–1916) was the son of a Dublin seaman turned docker. A close friend of writer Sean O’Casey, he acted in the Abbey Theatre and worked as a clerk with Dublin Corporation. Commanding the Irish Citizen Army unit that seized buildings near Dublin Castle, while occupying a position on the roof of City Hall he was shot dead by a sniper on the first day of the rising, 24 April.
- 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.
1916 Portraits and Lives is available to purchase from our online shop.