Street Art and Social Change: Gearoid O’Dea’s Women of the Rising Mural

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Street Art and Social Change: Gearoid O’Dea’s Women of the Rising Mural

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Irish artist, Gearoid O’Dea, recently finished a mural in heart of the capital city, Dublin, on the corner of South Great George’s Street. The mural is a tribute to Irish women who were directly involved in Ireland’s independence from colonial Britain in 1916. The country is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of this event. The independence began with the legendary Easter Rising event, also known as the Easter Rebellion, which was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916, against British rule. To bring more meaning to the mural, March 8th was International Women’s Day. O’Dea painted the faces of Countess Markievicz, Margaret Pearse and Grace Gifford-Plunkett. A large and powerful work celebrating Ireland’s independence and the crucial roles women played in the event 100 years ago!

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