The fight for bare life on the Olphert Estate
|Main Creator:||Reigh, John D., fl. 1875-ca. 1914, artist.|
Includes five images under the titles: Peace ; Preparing for the Battle; Major Mends:- Fire, / Father McFadden:- for God's sake spare my poor people; In the Thick of The Fight; After the Battle. Paddy O’Donnell and his family are depicted removing rocks from a potato bed outside their cabin [top left]; he and his family and friends barricade the house [top right]; the evicted family pose outside their roofless house ‘after the battle’ [bottom right]; the 'emergency men' and a constable flee from a volley of stones ‘in the thick of the fight’ [bottom left] and in the main picture Father James McFadden shouts at Major Mends, the police commander, who has just ordered his men to shoot ‘For God’s sake spare my poor people’; behind him Canon Stephens urges O’Donnell’s garrison to surrender. This incident took place on Wybrants Olpherts' estate in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal.
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[Dublin : William O'Brien], January 12th, 1889.
Supplement Gratis with "United Ireland". Saturday, Jan. 12th, 1889
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 28.7 x 39.5cm..
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|United Ireland 1889 January 12 (A)||
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.