BrigidFest speaker, the Hon. Gabrielle Williams, provided much graphic evidence of women’s involvement in the IRA, and in particular their roles as prisoners, and wives, lovers and mothers, and in the no-wash protests and hunger strikes in Armagh Women’s Prison.
The Pope named her with Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Thomas Merton as four great Americans.
The seventh in Tinteán‘s Famine Orphan Girls Series by a descendant, Chrissy Fletcher. Elizabeth Sharkey is my grandmother’s grandmother, through an all-female line. I like to imagine this line as a fine gold thread coming from my heart and connecting me from mother to mother, spanning the oceans and the centuries back to a …
A fascinating history of how feminism and nationalism converged to challenge traditional gender binaries at some key points in modern Irish history
Porridge, RTE, the Travellers …
Papers will range from Irish orphan stories, Mary Lee, women in the 1916 Rising and conscription, Irish nuns and identity, chain migration, women in World War 1, through to the 20th century ‘Troubles’ and abortion reform and neonatal deaths.
She decided where her daughter should go to school. She did not tell the child’s father.
It is easy today to forget the extreme ways that nineteenth-century British society divided along sectarian lines.
Catherine Fitzpatrick, a convict’s wife, conductor of the first choir of an infant colony.
This book on Nano Nagle and her legacy casts a powerful gaze on the lives and culture of a body of nuns whose charism was particularly and importantly focused on girls