The song “Grace” recalls a sad but important milestone of our history: The Easter Rising 1916.
Every Easter we Irish are reminded of that sad but significant chapter of our history that occurred 103 years ago, the brave young men who gave their lives for the cause of Irish freedom and the song ‘Grace’ is our nostalgic link to those historic events.
The beloved ballad, written by Frank and Seán O’Meara in 1985, depicts the life and tragic romance of Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford as well as Plunkett’s love for Irish Freedom, which he gave his life for.
Joseph Plunkett was an Irish nationalist, poet, journalist, revolutionary and a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising. And for just a few hours on May 4, 1916, he was Grace’s beloved husband. Joseph and Grace planned to marry on Easter Sunday in 1916 but those plans had to be put…
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