1916 Easter Rising


An Cosantóir (The Defender) is the Irish Defence Forces monthly magazine. Recently, I produced some artwork and layout design for an article about the Irishmen that were detained and sent to Frongoch Prison in Wales after the 1916 Easter Rising. 

From clockwise: Michael Collins, Dick Mulcahy, Terence MacSwinney, Oscar Traynor

The 1916 Rising

This year marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland. It remains an event of huge importance and the country was forever changed. Having a personal connection to one of the most important men of Irish history, the beginnings of this project started for me with a series of portraits. Once I began this history/illustration site, I knew that I'd like to create something I could say I've invested a lot of effort into.

I've been working on this project for a number of months and truth be told, I would have preferred to have released it about two months ago. It's been a real challenge but I think it's about time to finish up. This project though cannot encompass all the history surrounding the circumstances of the Rising. Neither has it paid the recognition deserved to all those whose contributions and efforts made for the rebellion. I would like to create smaller projects about the people I have not yet had the time to recognise within the scope of this project.

There are also elements I would like to address in the future. The project unfortunately is really best viewed on a desktop.  I aim to deliver an adaptive version (at some stage) My skills in these kinds of areas are sorely lacking.

I hope the project is of use to anyone interested in Irelands history.