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Galway - Event Notice
Wednesday May 28 2014
10:00 AM

Rebel Girls

category galway | history and heritage | event notice author Wednesday May 28, 2014 10:06author by John Cunningham - Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class Report this post to the editors

Rosie Hackett and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

TONIGHT (Wednesday, 28 May, in Town Hall, Galway: 'Rebel Girls'. Two short talks on Rosie Hackett (by James Curry) and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (by Meredith Meagher). Adm €3 (€2 concession). Online booking: http://tht.ie/1912/Rebel-Girls:Rosie-Hackett-and-Elizabeth

Hackett (1892-1976), who recently had a bridge named after her in Dublin, was a teenage activist of the Irish Women Workers Union. Gurley Flynn (1890-1964), whose mother came from Loughrea, was also a teenage radical, but with the Wobbly movement in the US. 'Rebel Girl' was a song inspired by Gurley Flynn, which was written by Joe Hill.

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