Awe-inspiring photos and insider info on the beautiful village of Carlingford, wedged between Dublin and Belfast, and part of Ireland's Ancient East http://toeuropeandbeyond.com/carlingford-ireland-ancient-east/ #travel #Ireland #IrelandsAncientEast
Countess Markievicz played an active part in the Easter Rising of 1916 and in post-1916 Irish history. Born in 1868 as Constance Gore-Booth, Countess Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the Easter Uprising but had the sentence commuted to life imprisonment on account of her gender. She died in 1927. It is estimated that over 250,000 people lined the streets for her funeral.