Revolution! 1916 - Public Art Trail. Artistic responses to the 1916 Rising
This painting commemorates the battle of Mount Street. From an original photo taken at the scene, British soldiers are shown resting and regrouping after the initial panic and confusion caused by gunfire from the Irish insurgents. The barrel of a German Mauser carabine rifle is clearly shown to depict the nature of sniper fire. The cracks and bullet holes in the glass are painted directly from an image of the interior window at Carisbrook House.
Mount Street was one of the most famous battles in the Rising and it took place at the Mount Street bridge in Dublin. Fr Daniel Murphy from Kilcock, Co. Kildare was attached to the Sherwood Foresters as an army chaplain when the Foresters landed in Ireland as reinforcements. 13 well placed Irish volunteers caused 234 casualties amongst the ill-prepared British soldiers.