Casimir Markievicz and Sligo

Lecture By Pat Quigley
Sligo IT Education Centre

Casimir Markievicz was born in 1874 into Polish aristocratic family. He was the husband of Countess Constance Markievicz (née Gore-Booth), the most prominent woman involved in the 1916 Rising and the struggle for Irish Independence in the early 20th century. They met as art students in Paris but they subsequently settled in Dublin. Casimir established himself as a painter in Ireland and was also a well-known figure in the Irish theatre world and wrote and acted in several plays. He left Dublin to fight in the First World War and subsequently settled in Warsaw. He was involved in the cultural scene in Warsaw and acted as Polish correspondent for several English languare publications, including the London Daily News. He continued his involvement in theatr and wrote a feature film

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