1654214_647093828758717_1293546159477905250_nOn 18 June 2015 the University of Notre Dame’s Keogh-Naughton Centre, 58 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, hosted the launch of Sonja Tiernan (ed), The political writings of Eva Gore-Booth. This volume brings together a fascinating array of material from this important Irish author and political activist Eva Gore-Booth (1870-926), the sister of the more famous Constance Markiewicz. The volume includes a selection of letters, political pamphlets, newspaper articles and poetry relating to key aspects of Irish and British events of the early twentieth century.  The volume is presented in three sections focusing on, respectively, women’s suffrage and women’s trade unionism, pacifism and conscientious objection during the First World War, and Irish nationalism before independence. Many of these writings are out of print and difficult to source, and this volume offers a valuable research and teaching resource. The book was launched by Declan Kiberd (Notre Dame).

From History Ireland: read Sonja Tiernan’s ‘In defence of barmaids: the Gore-Booth sisters take on Winston Churchill’.

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