Jacobs Biscuit Factory, Bishops Street Dublin
- Location: Westport, Mayo
JACOBS BISCUIT FACTORY – Bishops Street Dublin
The massive Jacobs building and site was commandeered on Monday mainly for defence, as it was expected to be difficult to assault because of the tightly packed street network surrounding Bishops Street and the Liberties. This proved correct, with the British forces unable to engage with field artillery. For the most part, the attacking troops were reduced to sniper operations only which was easily equalled by the volunteers and they held out comfortably. The Republicans concentrated on pinning down troops being deployed from Portobello barracks and near Camden Street/Wexford Street – volunteer vantage was from from the tall Jacob’s chimneys. A very reluctant surrender was agreed on Sunday.
Principle leaders were Thomas Mc Donagh,Sean Mc Bride and Michael O Hanrahan commanding a garrison of approx 140 volunteers supported by detachments of Fianna Eireann and Cumann na mBan. 2nd Battalion. All the leaders were executed by firing squad.
11 GARRISONS – 1916
On Easter Monday 24th April 1916, rebel forces comprising of the Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army and Hibernian Rifles supplemented by Fianna Eireann and Cumann na nBan, took command of strategic Buildings and defended them;
8 in Dublin City, also in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford, Ashbourne Co. Meath and East County Galway. They declared an Irish Republic from the sovereign sanctity of these garrisons and separation from Britian. A late countermanding Order caused a diminished turnout than that originally planned for.
There were 11 Garrisons involved in the battles with the British forces from Easter Monday until the following Sunday. When the battle ended,16 of the Rebel leaders were executed. The British government failed to bring in Home Rule for Ireland in 1918 when the Great War ended as was promised. The Easter Rising 1916 and its ideals led directly to the formation of an
Artist – Charles Hulgraine
Charles Hulgraine is a Dublin based artist and architect who has completed a large number of City paintings, some locally but the range of works also show the West of Ireland and Andalusia Spain where he paints regularly.
Charles recently completed working on various Art projects on the subject of the 1916 Rising Centenary – most recently his highly successful series of paintings – ‘ 11 Garrisons 1916’ – at The Ambassador Theatre, O’Connell Street Dublin, from Mar 3rd – Oct 16th, 2016.
Charles holds firm that an artists painting and drawing technique gives a direct insight into how the artist approaches his subjects, the environment, life values and mortality.Diverse materials ranging from oils,acrylics,pastels,
The artist fundamentally aspires to the ordered approach in artmaking, but this is never allowed to impede his production of entirely contemporary works. To this extent Charles avoids a landmark recognisable format as is evident and liberally paints what he sees everyday, welcoming comment.