Portrait of Lady Lavery as Kathleen Ni Houlihan, " In 1928 the Currency Commission issued the first series of Free State banknotes in seven denominations. Sir John Lavery was commissioned to paint a portrait, symbolic of Erin, as their main feature.
The Celtic Harp has been played in Ireland since ancient times. It has been used extensively as the emblem of Ireland. It is used by the Irish government and by Guinness our national drink. This piece is high by wide and weighs approximately 800 grammes.