Linda Kearns

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Cumann na mBan members protest outside Mountjoy Prison during the War of Independence in July 1921. Placards read ‘Mother of God, open the prison gates; Release our Fathers and Brothers; and Mother of Mercy, pray for prisoners.’

The word combatants have been used in recent times to describe the contribution of Cumann na mBan. However, it must be remembered that when using the (...)

Countess Markievicz and Michael Mallin  captured after the Easter Rising. Photograph: courtesy of National Museum of Ireland
Women of 1916

The perception of women’s participation in the 1916 Rising has changed with the generations. We now have the names of 300 participants. Military Arch(...)