The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39733   Message #3748511
Posted By: Thompson
04-Nov-15 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Help: Who wrote 'Grace'?
Subject: RE: Help: Who wrote 'Grace'?
Mmmmup to a point, Desi C. Grace married Joe, not in his cell but in the chapel of the disused jail in Kilmainham where Joe (and also her sister Nellie, among others) was held. Grace did not serve Sinn Fein until her death; she served her country with her satiric pen during the War of Independence; afterwards she lived quietly, doing her best to make a living in a country that didn't have a lot of time for those who had won its freedom; she died in Rathmines of a heart attack in her sixties. She was a darling.