Statue of Constance Markievicz


We’re taking a short break from zoo animals to go through some photos I took in Ireland last year.

This is a statue of Constance Markievicz. If she had been American, you’d probably know more about her. You might want to check out her Wikipedia page if you want to learn a bit more than the pedestal conveys. A few teaser quotes:

Advice on fashion: “Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank and buy a revolver.”

Request to the court: “I do wish your lot had the decency to shoot me”

View of her nearing death: “among the poor where she wanted to be”