St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Megan O'Daly (6th Year) at the National Gallery

Fri, Apr 21st, 2017

Last year, Megan O’Daly (6th Year) won the Leinster region of the Blackrock Education Centre’s 1916 poster contest. The title of the competition was: “What will Ireland look like in 2016?” The competition was held to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916.

Megan’s work depicted two girls holding hands, while dressed in clothes of the early 20th century. In fact, one of the girls is wearing Countess Markievicz’s uniform on O’Connell Street in Dublin today. Around these two beautifully-painted girls is the phrase, “1916 Fought Together, 2016 Together Forever”. Megan's painting also included modern images from Dublin's cityscape such as The Spire, the statue of Jim Larkin and even a Dublin bus!

The work means a lot to Megan, as she feels that it represents the women in 1916 who got airbrushed out of history. Moreover, the painting depicts that the girls are together as a couple. She wanted to show that, since the recent legalisation on same-sex marriage in Ireland, we are now a proud, modern and progressive nation, largely thanks to the selfless struggle of men and women in 1916.

For winning such a prestigious competition, Megan's work is now displayed in the National Gallery of Ireland, on Merrion Square.

Congratulations to Megan on this tremendous success!


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