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.  


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