All Blog Posts Tagged 'Markievicz' (2)

Constance Markievicz: The Countess of Irish Freedom

By Joseph Gannon

The light of evening, Lissadell,

Great windows open to the south,

Two girls in silk kimonos, both

Beautiful, one a gazelle.

From William Butler Yeats'

In Memory…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Countess Markievicz: The Polish Connection Part 2 of 3: Ireland Becomes Her Mistress

In this, Part 2 of Countess Markievicz: The Polish Connection, we see Constance Markievicz, despite her aristocratic upbringing, transform her burgeoning anger at British rule and social injustice in Ireland into the activism that would soon totally consume her. Sadly, her family is the loser in this competition for her time and focus. WGT's three-part narrative is adapted from WGT Connacht correspondent Joe McGowan's new biography,…
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Added by The Wild Geese on January 18, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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