Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Grace Gifford Plunkett

One of my favorite Irish songs is "Grace."  It's a love ballad.  The story is a true one; it's about the love story between Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford.  Plunkett was an Irish rebel and was executed because of the part he played in the Easter Uprising.  Just before he was executed, Grace and a priest were allowed in his jail cell.  The priest married them.  The couple only had 15 minutes together.

Grace painted this picture of the Madonna while she was in jail, in 1923.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madonna_and_Child_painted_by_Grace_Gifford.JPG#/media/File:Madonna_and_Child_painted_by_Grace_Gifford.JPG

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