Constance Markievicz: The Rebel Countess
Constance Markievicz grew up in Co. Sligo in the late 1800s, and she had a dream: she wanted Ireland to become free and the people to be treated fairly. She spent her life working to make these things happen. With rebellion in the air, she was asked for advice on how a lady should dress. Her answer? ‘Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank and buy a revolver. ‘
And the Easter Rising began …
About the Author
Kathi Fatti Burke is a Dublin-based illustrator, a member of the Irish Guild of Illustrators and the Association of Illustrators (UK), as well as an Irish trivia obsessive. Map-making has been a prominent feature in her work, a trademark that she has become known for in Irish illustration circles. Her first book, Irelandopedia,won the Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice Award at the Irish Book Awards 2015 and was a national bestseller. She lives in Dublin.
John Burke is Fatti’s dad. He is a retired primary school teacher and was Teaching Principal of Passage East National School from 1980 to 2009. He has taught all age groups during his career, but focused most of his teaching on the older classes. He has always had a special interest in environmental studies and local history. He is a board member of Waterford Teacher’s Education Centre and Secretary of Barony of Gaultier Historical Society. He has been an office holder with Waterford GAA and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. He was not born in the Middle Stone Age, New Stone Age or even the Iron Age (despite what Fatti says), but was in fact born in 1946. He lives in Waterford.
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