The Proclamation written in stone
Heartworks are proud to present the Proclamation, hand carved and laser printed on this noble medium; slate. The slate, as for all our pieces, is recycled, coming from the roofs of old Irish houses and buildings. Some of these slate tiles were a very long time up on these roofs, ages before the Proclamation was made.
There are two sizes to choose from and two borders to chose from:
One has, what we call, the Celtic Border in charcoal/black and the other has a plain chipped border.
They measure 15½" x 10½" and 19½" X 13½".
The Proclamation is one of the most important documents of modern Irish history.
Drafted mainly by Padraig Pearse, it was printed under very difficult conditions in Liberty Hall on the night before the Rising began.
Shortly before mid-day on Easter Monday, Pearse, standing under the GPO portico, read out the Proclamation declaring Ireland a sovereign independent Republic. Copies were then pasted up on buildings around the city centre.