with Alyson Gavin, David Flood and James Curry (Historian in Residence, Dublin City Council, North West Area)

Dublin City Library and Archive

04/10/2019 at 1:10pm

Born in 1880, Cecil Grange MacDowell had a great interest in Celtic art and architecture and the Irish language so much so that he changed his name to Cathal MacDubhghaill. He fought in the 1916 Rising and was interned in Frongoch. Well-known to his contemporaries as an artist and musician during the Irish Revolution – not least through his connection to A Soldier’s Song – MacDowell joined the Citizen Army and undertook intelligence work during the War of Independence, using his post-Rising position as a draughtsman in Dublin Corporation where he was also involved in several notable civic schemes of the period for improving the city.

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