Last Absolution to the Munsters


L to R. Pam Roche, Noel Cullen, Fergus Woods and Major-General David O'Morchoe. MBE CB CBE. ( Sorry, I don't have names for the guys hanging around in the background)

Our launch of Fr. Gleeson's Last Absolution Fund Raiser by General David turned into a successfull evening. With donation's from a number of people for paintings, prints and anniversary candle.  We also recevived email enquiries and orders from the UK.
We have samples on display in our Somme Room in the Working Mens Club. Feel free to come along and see our display or contaet us by email or web site. Contact details on our web site.

Photos of all sizes, framed and unframed will be on our site later in the week.
Anniversary Candle and Poppy lapel badge €10 donation. 

Robert Byrne, Dublin Central Branch was the winner for the photo print. Winning ticket drawn out by General David


  A FREE RAFFLE WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE NIGHT FOR ONE OF OUR HIGH                                                           QUALITY LUSTRE PHOTO  PRINTS 24" X 20"

A donation would be expected for the following:

26" x 18" unframed but canvas  stretched onto a timber frame           €75
26" X 18"    As above and framed                                                   €115
40" x 28" unframed but canvas stretched onto a timber frame.    €115  
40" x 28"    As aboved and framed                                                  €175                                     Please note: the frame consists of a double frame and
boxed to accept  the 18mm  timber frame.

Anniversary Candle                                                                        €8

We can guarantee the quality of the canvas prints and the workmanship.
As the original painting was donated by the artist. It has reduced our costs considererable,
otherwise, we would expect a greater donation The donation we require is to cover the costs, to digitize, print and mount and the balance towards our welfare fund. 
Please come along and support this event and visit our Somme Room if you not already done so.

We would value your presence at the launch of the Dublin Central Branch Fund Raiser by Major-General David O'Morchoe MBE CB CBE. On Friday 24th October at 8pm in the City of Dublin Working Mens Club, Little Strand St, off Capel St. Dublin. Light refreshments will be provided.

We intend to raise funds for the ex-service community and their dependents from the sale of the well known and famous painting of Father Francis Gleeson administering the Last Absolution to 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers 8th May 1915. 

Our professional supplier as produced a high quality canvas copies of Fr. Gleeson from a painting by a Dublin Artist. We have two (2) sizes on canvas, 40" x 30" and 26" x 18". Also, luster photo prints 24" x 20" ( also, our anniversary candle)

A donation required will be displayed tomorrow evening. We have confirmed prices but hope to have a further reduction in the morning so we can offer a keen price for a high quality item of Irish History of World War 1. "The Pride Of Ireland"

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"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime" Sir Edward Grey. August 1914

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Bob | Reply 23.01.2018 18.33

Hi Eddie I will have a word with our Sec and see what can be done

Edward Fitzroy | Reply 20.01.2018 02.09

Hi is it possible to purchase a copy of the painting ,I live in Cadada, regards Eddie.

Barry Moylan | Reply 21.02.2017 17.05

Is still possible to buy one of these prints?

Noel Cullen 22.02.2017 10.07

I'm out of stock at the moment. I do need more orders to purchase at the right price. If you can send me your email address please to

christine truman | Reply 25.05.2016 13.53

Can you tell me if you still have the Fr Gleeson's Last Absolution prints available for sale and if so can you send me the details?
Kind regards

peadar | Reply 01.04.2015 12.39

I am ordering one please Noel

peadar | Reply 01.04.2015 12.37

One faith in God our creator our redeemer , only through me will the blessed see my father in heaven . Said Jesus The Christ

Paddy | Reply 26.10.2014 13.16

Very keen to order one. Is there a possibility to deliver to the UK. Currently serving with 1 R Irish and would live to have it displayed in Bn.

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