26Turpin, John. "Irish History Painting." The GPA Irish Arts Review Yearbook, (1989/1990). Dublin: Irish Arts Review, 233-247.
The author describes Vincent Waldré's ceiling fresco in Dublin Castle: "Accompanying the central circle are two rectangular narrative subjects, “St. Patrick lighting the Paschal Fire at the Hill of Slane,” showing discredited Irish druids and indicating how native Ireland was being improved by outside Christianity. 'Henry II meeting the Irish chiefs and receiving the Surrender of Dublin' is the clearest possible political statement of the power of England over Ireland, particularly in the 1790s, when this connection was coming increasingly into question by the Anglo-Irish Parliment and by more radical voices in the United Irishmen, stemming from the French Revolution."