A Country is Born
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Fizzing with energy, these drawings were part of an exhibition in the Little Museum in 2016 to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. We have also published his drawings as a 60-page book available for sale exclusively from our charity book shop. After many months of research, I have distilled my knowledge of the Rising into a spirited, somewhat fun take on the seminal week that reshaped Ireland forever, says McCarthy. "By streamlining the narrative and adding visual humour, I have attempted to demystify the Rising by relieving it of some of the excess baggage it has naturally acquired over the past century".