COLBERT, CON ( 1888-1916)

I did this illustration of Con Colbert. Conwas born in Moanleana County Limerick and acted as  a bodyguard for Tom Clarke leading up to the rising. He was a drill instructor in partick Pearse’s school in Saint Enda’s. He took the leadership of his unit during the surrender  to save the life of his superior who was a married man.Shot by firing squad  in Kilmainham Gaol he left “three buttons” of his uniform for posterity which was all that he had.

con colbert

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