Julia Grenan was born in inner city Dublin; she was the daughter of Patrick Grenan and Elizabeth Kenny. Her father was a joiner and the family had a two room flat in a tenement house in Lombard Street. In 1911 she was already in the home of Elizabeth Farrell. The 1901-1911 censuses were great, because if you could get the parents names. You could find them in 1901 & 1911. She is living with Elizabeth, they were educated both of them by the Sisters of Mercy. But from 1906 they are involved in Inghinidhe na hÉireann, they are involved in Irish Women Workers’ Union, among the first members of Cumann na mBan, they also were involved in the Irish Citizen Army. So their politics are very radical they are also first rate feminists, members of the Irish Women’s Franchise League. So all of those archives, and all of those records come together to form a picture of two women who spend their lives together but also spent their lives as political activists. And they are true to their ideologies, ideologies that they form in their youth. And this is what we see among these women and the stories that their families told.