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
The Wisconsin edition is for sale only in the United States, it's territories and dependencies, Canada, and the Philippines.
About Sinead McCoole
See more books from this Author
Published January 1, 2003
by The O'Brien Press.
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War.