The Wedding of Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford


The wedding of Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford

The wedding of Joseph Mary Plunkett and Grace Gifford in Kilmainham Gaol (Jail) in Dublin has to be one of the most poignant events in Irish history, and anyone with an ounce of romance in their hearts will be moved by the story of how the wedding took place.

In the chapel in Kilmainham Gaol two soldiers acted as witnesses. One of the soldiers held a candle because the gas lighting was not functioning. Prior to this Grace had been kept waiting for hours for permission to marry Joseph, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Later they would be given 10 minutes together in his cell, still accompanied by two soldiers. Joseph was executed at 3.30 the following morning.

The chapel where the wedding took place is preserved as it was, and is one of the memorable parts of the tour of the Gaol, now a museum popular with visitors to Dublin.

The artwork by Ciaran Augustine representing the wedding was commissioned by TP Publications and is now available in poster form, measuring 297 X 395 mm and printed on 170gsm coated silk paper.

This poster is being offered exclusively at a price of only €19.00 ( $21.00), free shipping in a strong tube. To order please email with your details now.