Professor Linda Connolly, editor of the recent book Women and the Irish Revolution, talks about the role played by women in the Irish Revolution.
Women and feminists were extremely active in Irish revolutionary causes from 1912 onwards, but ultimately it was the men as revolutionary ‘leaders’ who took all the power, and indeed all the credit, after independence.
Women from different backgrounds were activists in significant numbers and women across Ireland were profoundly impacted by the overall violence and tumult of the era. They were then relegated to the private sphere, with the memory of their vital political and military role in the revolution forgotten and erased.
This talk will explore these topics and reconsider this narrative.
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