My most somber, yet educational visit, was to this historic jail in Dublin, that now functions as a museum. I took a guided tour, which entailed of stories about revolutionaries chasing after liberty, nationalists organizing uprisings, and the locals becoming political martyrs overnight. •
My favorite tale was about Joseph Plunkett - who was imprisoned after he and a few others led the famous Easter Uprising of 1916. Mere hours before his execution by firing squad, he was somehow granted one last wish, and married his fiancée, Grace Gifford... she lived on to to honor him and uphold his legacy through being active in the Civil War, eventually ending up in that very same prison. •
So why do I find this melancholic, heartwrenching tragedy to be my favorite? Well, because the street buskers and pub musicians, even the overhead speakers at cafes and restaurants, can't seem to get enough of this absolutely beautiful balled, called "Grace." The powerful song narrates Joe and Grace's tale with such impassioned eloquence, that when it dawned upon me what the lyrics meant, I was moved beyond words. •
Ending this little political history point of the day, on a bright note - check out the final pic to see a love letter from Joe to Grace!
One of the last pictures from Ireland includes this story about a church cat who catches mice for Christ church cathedral. All in all it was a great trip and I’d love to go again cause there was so much I didn’t see but I had a blast. I got one more thing to post about Ireland and then I should have cosplay content again thanks to animenyc. #ireland#dublin#dublinireland#christchurchcathedral
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Neville Fryday, my great-great uncle, was born September 1899 in Tipperary being one of 13 children. When his father died in 1905, his mother came to Canada with her older children, leaving behind Neville and a few of his siblings who later would join them in Canada, including my great grandmother.
On April 24 1916, the day of the uprising, Neville (age 16) was on leave in Dublin visiting his mother before heading to join the war in France, lying about his age to enlist in the Canadian army. Although it is unclear if he was involved in the days events, while wearing his uniform he was shot. After six days in hospital, Neville died on April 30, 1916. He is buried in Dublin’s Mount Jerome cemetery under a Canadian military headstone. He is buried with his sister, my great-great Aunt Martha.
Lucky to have had the opportunity to visit some of the places my relatives had been - looking forward to learning more. #irishroots#dublinireland#mountjerome#ancestry#irishancestry#genealogy#irishgenealogy