Antoinette Flynn , one of my pupils in the Golden Years Art Group in Darndale Village Center painted this picture of the Mendicity Institute in acrylics. She gave it a gothic appearance and the house to the left of the picture has a dark and forbodeing look as if it were alive. a very intriguing picture indeed. During the rebellion Sean Heuston and a small group of volunteers expelled the down and outs and set up defenses which commanded the Liffey and the approach of enemy troops coming from the Royal Barracks or Kingsbridge railway station. Heuston’s instructions from James Connolly was to hold up the advance of British troops for three hours but he held them up for three days. This painting will be in the Ingersoll Rand auction for the multiple sclerosis charity in 64 Bushy Park Road in the coming months. I will keep you informed.