Kathleen Lynn

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Kathleen Lynn (left) and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen. Photograph courtesy of RCPI

For three weeks from Easter Monday 1916, Dr Kathleen Lynn kept a detailed diary of her involvement in the Easter Rising, and her subsequent imprisonm(...)

Next week brings St Patrick’s Tide with its ever increasing range of activities. For the first time both archbishops of Dublin will take part in the B(...)

Women serving in the Army, Navy and Air Corps form a guard of honour for President Michael D Higgins at a ceremony to honour the role of women from 1916 to 2016, on International Women’s Day, at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Society must recall as fully as possible the part that women played in the 1916 Rising in laying the foundations for the Ireland of today, President (...)

A proud herstory

International Women’s Day is becoming so big it is spilling out of the sides of its restrictive daywear and is on the verge of covering an entire wee(...)

The Rotunda’s chief librarian Anne O’Byrne prepares for the exhibition. “All of human life was here,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Easter Monday, 1916. As the bullets ricocheted between the pillars of the GPO on O’Connell Street, you could hear the screaming. No one had been shot(...)

An Post says the stamp featuring the Malone brothers is meant to convey “the complexity of Irish identities and responses to the war and the Rising”

Two brothers, one who died fighting for the British army and the other against, have been commemorated in a stamp to mark the centenary of the Easter (...)

Sarah Greene as May in RTÉ’s 1916 drama ‘Rebellion’.

The creator of RTÉ’s 1916 Rising drama Rebellion has said that he did not deliberately set out to write a drama with women as the central characters, (...)

In this beautifully illustrated new history of an institution known for most of its existence as the King’s and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland, Alf McCreary relates how this bastion of king and country went into a Cinderella-like state of suspended animation for four decades after the founding of the State but is now emerging as a potent force in not only Irish and international healthcare but also in preserving a critical aspect of our heritage

Although not as grand as the Museum Quarter of Hapsburg Vienna, Dublin has a proportionately rich concentration of museums, galleries and Victorian(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton highlighted the role of women in the Rising. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The events surrounding the Easter Rising commemorations next year have the potential to be as popular as the Gathering, the Taoiseach has said. (...)

Ada English: served with Liam Mellows in 1916 and Cathal Brugha in the Irish Civil War, and spent almost four decades as a reforming psychiatrist at Ballinasloe hospital

The history of Irish medicine does not lack for revolutionary women. In 1919 Dr Kathleen Lynn co-founded St Ultan’s Hospital for Infants in Dublin and(...)

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