Monthly Archives: May 2016

Cumann na mBan – Jennie Wyse Power

Jennie Wyse Power joined the Ladies Land League in the 1880s, quickly finding a nitch in activities during the Land War. She compiled lists of those evicted from their homes, and went on to organize chapters in Wicklow and Carlow. … Continue reading

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Cumann na mBan – Sorcha MacMahon

Sorcha MacMahon was an early member of Cumann na mBan, being active as the national secretary in 1916.  Extremely efficient, she took on duties of training women in first aid and home nursing.  It was also her responsibility to find … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Legacy

The event scheduled for Friday May 20 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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Cumann na mBan

Meeting in Dublin in 1914, over 100 women organized and became known as Cumann na mBan;  Mary Colum, founding committee member said of the national aims, ‘We would collect money or arms, we would learn ambulance work, learn how to … Continue reading

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100 YEARS AGO – EXECUTIONS

From May 2 – 16, 1916 there were 160 trials; 90 death sentences given (15 of those, including all seven signatories of the Proclamation had their sentences confirmed by Maxwell) and were executed by firing squad at Kilmainham Gaol. The … Continue reading

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