No Ordinary Women: Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years, 1900-23
Women in the fight for Ireland’s independence risked loss of life and family for their cause. Here are the biographies of sixty-five women activists, along with lists of those imprisoned after the 1916 Rising and the more than seven hundred women arrested during the Irish Civil War. They came from every class in society—titled ladies, shop assistants, doctors, housewives, laundry workers, artists, and teachers. Some were married with children, others widowed, and some were mere schoolgirls.
Using historical records, interviews with survivors and their families, and the women’s own prison diaries, memorabilia, and writings, Sinéad McCoole vividly recreates the characters, personalities, and courage of these extraordinary women, many of whom served time in Ireland’s most notorious prison, Kilmainham Gaol.
Copublished with the O’Brien Press, Dublin
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing
This is a terrific different perspective on a familiar story: the women involved in the Irish independence movement, War for Independence, and Civil War. That is, if it's a familiar story to you - if ... Read full review
No ordinary women: Irish female activists in the revolutionary years, 1900-23User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Maud Gonne and Countess Markievicz are well known, but few can name other Irish women revolutionaries. Here, Dublin writer McCoole (Hazel: A Life of Lady Lavery) profiles nearly 75 of them, relying ... Read full review
Introduction by Dr Margaret Ward
The Women of the Rising
Women and the Road to Independence 19171921
The Civil War 19221923
Prisoner List 1916