‘The True Story of a Revolution’ – the Unpublished Memoir of Emily Ussher

Emily Ussher (née Jebb), image courtesy of Henrietta, Lady Staples, via William Fraher, Waterford County Museum. April’s Archive of the Month from the RCB Library will present another of its digitized sources as a further contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. This is the memoir of Emily Ussher, of Cappagh House, near Dungarvan in Co. Waterford, who described unfolding events…

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‘The Women’s Mission’: an examination of Irish women’s political movements in the 19th century and their role in the fight for women’s franchise

Monday, 7th March @ 7pm, online.  by Dr Ciara Stewart Register *here* This lecture will conduct an examination of nineteenth century Irish women’s political movements and how they contributed to the eventual realisation of the vote for certain women in 1918. Often, when discussing women’s franchise, much of the focus is on the militant actions…

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Ireland 1922: Women in independence, partition and civil war

Ireland 1922: Women in independence, partition and civil war Tuesday, 1st February 1, 6-7PM Online/ Free, no booking required  Join The Royal Irish Academy on Brigid’s Day to commemorate the Women of 1922, in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs. From the handover of Dublin Castle, to the dawning of a new border across…

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Women of Independence

Women of Independence Women of Independence is a filmed theatrical performance that presents the real-life experiences of four Irish women during the War of Independence through a cast of community actors. Produced by An Táin Arts Centre in association with Upstate Theatre Project Women of Independence is Part II of the Remembrance Trilogy and the…

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Bandages and Bullets

‘Bandages and Bullets’ A short documentary about the role of Cumann na mBan in the Enniscorthy Rising. It was commissioned by Wexford County Council & the Enniscorthy Municipal District, and made by Terence White of Stickyback Media View here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sO8sHnRA1I

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Three Irish women in Indian Nationalism

Lucille McDermott is a research intern studying History at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She became interested in these three women after coming across Annie Besant in a module she took on Indian nationalism. She says, ‘It was hard to believe that an Irish woman had travelled halfway around the world to India and…

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Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society

Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society are again hosting an online lecture series on the War of Independence with special focus on the local impact of this defining moment in our history. The series will be facilitated each Wednesday for four weeks, beginning on Wednesday 14th April at 8pm. On 14th April…

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