1916 Print Series - Seán Mac Diarmada
Prints by David Rooney
Seán Mac Diarmada (MacDermott) (1883–1916), born near Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim, was the ‘master machinist’ of the Easter rising, who organised a vast underground network of insurrectionists by recruiting men into the secret Irish Republican Brotherhood and infiltrating them into the Irish Volunteers. Partially disabled by polio, and wearing civilian clothing, during Easter week he helped direct operations in the GPO, and was executed on 12 May.
- 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.