On 16 October 2015 UCD Decade of Centenaries and Kilmainham Gaol hosted a seminar entitled ‘Revolting Women: Nationalism, Suffrage and Labour, 1912-1924’. Building on the Irish Research Council funded project Following the Fighters? This project developed insights from new and underused sources to investigate the experience of female political imprisonment in ‘Revolutionary Ireland’. It will analyse material artefacts, especially prison art and personal mementos held in Kilmainham Gaol and Conway Mill in addition to personal papers and State archives relating to females imprisoned due to suffrage, labour and nationalist activism. The material and paper archives are rarely consulted and have never been analysed in tandem.
The one day academic seminar also featured a public lecture. The research team are developing educational materials suitable for use by both teachers and students in Leaving Cert. History for the module ‘Later Modern Ireland’.
The seminar took place in Newman House, 86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2: click here for full details.
From Century Ireland: RTÉ Radio’s The History Show discusses women in Irish life in 1912.