Friday 26 May 2017

Sligo Rising: A story of a painting from 1916: 'The Arrest' 

Lara Byrne One of the treasures on exhibit at Sligo County Museum depicts the arrest of Countess Markievicz in 1916 and is painted by the Irish artist, Kathleen Fox. This work went 'missing' for some thirty years before being rediscovered. It was in November 1962 that the then County Librarian, Nora Niland and the committee of the Sligo County Museum and Library purchased a large history painting, entitled 'The Arrest' by Kathleen Fox.