Large, Medium, Small, XL
This Irish language t-shirt pays tribute to Inghinidhe na hÉireann, a women’s organisation that was founded in 1900 and merged into Cumann na mBan in 1914. The design is dedicated to their part in the Celtic revival of language, folklore, poetry and art, and the events which led to Easter 1916 Rising.
I was involved in an exhibition to commemorate the 1916 Rising in Ireland in 2016, and it struck me that Inghinidhe na hÉireann and Maude Gonne were almost forgotten about as they didn’t take part in 1916.
Maude Gonne and Alice Milligan had toured the countryside of Ireland with their vivant tableaux, a kind of popup theatre that brought back the old stories of Celtic legends, language and heritage to the people.
In this design, to commemorate their efforts, I chose to use the spiral from the entrance stone of Newgrange, I drew with charcoal to create an ancient, carved effect, and the dots I included were inspired by jewellery in the National Museum of Ireland, perfectly round but ancient.
Please note size medium is out of stock as of 18th December 2020, it will be back in stock 6th January 2021 when I get back to printing after Christmas. Available for purchase with delivery 10th January.