The Tragic Story of Maura Power and Lucius Gwynn
Patrick O’Byrne tells the story of his relative Maura Power and Lucius, the son of Stephen Gwynn M.P., the well known author.
Maura was the daughter of John and Jennie Wyse Power. Jennie Wyse Power was a founder member of Cumann na mBan and John was a founder member of the GAA and was in the IRB. The 1916 Proclamation was signed at their home.
Maura and Lucius meet, fall in love and then are cruelly separated for ever. Maura, daughter of the revolution, became a bitter critic of the rebels, including her uncle, Pádraig Ó Caoimh, and lost everything during the Rising.
Venue: DIT Aungier Street. Level 3: Room 3-067 at 16.00 hours