Éamonn Ceannt canvas print with still life

Éamonn Ceannt 1916 Canvas Print


This exclusive canvas print of Éamonn Ceannt is only available through Avoca Gallery and is the perfect gift for everyone with an Irish connection. Éamonn Ceannt 1916 Canvas Print belongs to a series of sixteen 1916 portraits created by Rod Coyne to mark the Easter Rising Centenary. This fine art print available in small, medium and large sizes. It is framed and the price includes FREE world wide delivery.

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Éamonn Ceannt

Éamonn Ceannt photographic portrait.

Éamonn Ceannt was a founder member of the Irish Volunteers and a signatory of the Proclamation of Independence.

Éamonn Ceannt (1881-1916)

Son of a RIC officer, Éamonn Ceannt was born in the police barracks at Ballymoe, Co Galway. He was in command of the 4th Battalion of Irish Volunteers at the South Dublin Union in 1916, which is now the site of St James’s Hospital.

Éamonn Ceannt – Early Years

He attended the O’Connell Schools on North Richmond Street run by the Christian Brothers, and University College Dublin. Éamonn Ceannt joined the Gaelic League in 1900 where he met Patrick Pearse and Eoin MacNeill, adopted the Irish form of his name, and founded the Dublin Pipers’ Club.

Éamonn Ceannt – Road to Revolution

A fluent Irish speaker, he worked as an accountant with a reported salary of £300 a year in the City Treasurer’s Office, Dublin Corporation. Ceannt joined Sinn Fein in 1907 and was sworn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1912.

On the foundation of the Irish Volunteers in November 1913, he was elected to the provisional committee, becoming involved in fundraising for arms.

It is said that during the fighting in the South Dublin Union Éamonn Ceannt remained calm and brave at a position his men held until learning of the surrender on Sunday.

He faced the firing-squad at Kilmainham Gaol on May 8, 1916.

Éamonn Ceannt – Remembered

Married to Áine O’Brennan, they had a son Rónán. Ceannt’s brother William, was a sergeant-major in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British army) stationed in Fermoy, Co Cork. Áine Ceannt later founded the White Cross to help families impoverished by war.

Galway City’s Ceannt Station in his native Galway, as well as Éamonn Ceannt Park in Dublin and Éamonn Ceannt Tower in Ballymun were named after him.

Find out more about Rod Coyne’s “1916 Portrait Collection” premier here.


1916 Canvas Print in Scale

1916 Prints in scale.

To help you get a feel for the scale and colour of our 1916 Canvas Prints we’ve pictured three of them with this still life. The exact sizes are: Small: 20x30cm (8”x12”), Medium: 40x50cm (16”x20”), Large: 50x70cm (20”x28”) and just add 5cm (2”) to height and width for the framed dimensions.
Please note the “ROD COYNE” watermark above does not appear on the finished product.