Padraig Pearse: Rebellion in the air?

Out on my daily walk this evening I came across an interesting piece of graffiti on a litter bin.

Beware the risen people that have harried and held.

Ye that have bullied and bribed.

This graffiti wasn’t your typical scrawl by some group of bored youths; it was professionally sprayed on with a very well made stencil.

Not familiar with the sentiments I noted them down and consulted the Great Google.

Seems some guy by the name of Padraig Pearse was responsible for the original words.

Could this mean that Cobh is to be the cradle of the long awaited rebellion I asked my cat?

Dunno, said he. Where’s me supper