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        Hugh McMahon betraying the secret of the intended massacre to Owen O'Conolly

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1858. Hugh ?g MacMahon was one of the Catholic leaders of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 in which the Irish Catholic gentry were planning a coup d'etat by using suprise to seize Dublin Castle. Owen O'Connolly, a protestant informer, foiled the plot and MacMahon and another leader, Conor Maguire, were arrested. Provenance: Private Collection.

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