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Commemorating the women in the struggle 1916-23

category dublin | history and heritage | feature author Tuesday April 10, 2007 17:30author by NMI Report this post to the editors

North Inner City Folklore Project commemorates the women that the establishment forgot

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On Monday in Dublin, a local history group organised a commemoration of the brave women who fought alongside the men in the fight against British rule and the establishment of the Free State.

The march was led by a colour party of women wearing the uniforms of Cumann na mBn and the Irish Citizens Army and photographs of many of the women were carried on the march. After being erased from the historical record for many years (literally in the case of Elizabeth O'Farrell) the women of the 1916 to 1923 period of Irish history are starting to be recognised once again for the important role they played in the struggle for Irish freedom.

Women have always played an important role in the movements for Irish independence and the social struggles associated with them. However a hundred years ago, as events began to unfold which led to the Easter Rising of 1916, the war for independence, and the civil war, in many cases they played a decisive role. This was not just in terms of numbers, but also in quality of leadership, motivation and commitment.

Today's event reminds us that we should respect the influence women have had in Irish revolutionary history, and remember them with great regard.It is hoped that this commemoration will become a regular event in the Dublin calender.

For more information contact the
Dublin North Inner City Folklore Project,
19 Buckingham Street, Dublin 1.

Crowd gathering at Liberty Hall
Crowd gathering at Liberty Hall

Terry fagan, Director of the North Inner City Folklore Project
Terry fagan, Director of the North Inner City Folklore Project

Setting off for the GPO
Setting off for the GPO

Speeches at the GPO
Speeches at the GPO

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   1916-23 Women of the struggle commemoration     NMI    Mon Apr 09, 2007 21:59 
   Sincerest form of flattery     Unmanageable    Tue Apr 10, 2007 14:31 
   Nobody holds a monopoly on Irish history..     MORE 1916 THAN THOU    Tue Apr 10, 2007 14:58 
   It's not about you and your friends for once     inner city resident    Tue Apr 10, 2007 15:25 
   1916, The Socialist Revolt     Allyates    Tue Apr 10, 2007 22:40 
   Vol. Josephine McGowan     Frank    Wed Apr 11, 2007 00:25 
   italian colours     hawk eye    Wed Apr 11, 2007 01:34 
   Italian Republic     Porco    Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:55 
   ...     Goblin    Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:56 
 10   Well done inner city Dublin     Louise Gaffney    Wed Apr 11, 2007 18:33 
 11   poster     L    Wed Apr 11, 2007 23:22 
 12   remember     lao tzu    Thu Apr 12, 2007 17:15 
 13   boldest of revolutionaries     dunk    Thu Apr 12, 2007 18:28 
 14   Remembering with hounour the women revolutionaries     Ghandi of North Strand    Fri Apr 13, 2007 09:07 
 15   Women of 1916     Ghandi of North Strand    Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:52 
 16   Remembering 1916 women     ghandi of north Strand    Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:55 
 17   Thanks guys!     tormcc    Tue Apr 14, 2009 02:29 


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