All Blog Posts Tagged 'Women' (69)

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey: A Gutsy Lady

Berndadette Devlin McAliskey, born in 1947 in County Tyrone, is a memorable political figure in the making of Ireland’s history.  As a founding member of the People’s Democracy, she was elected an MP when she was 21 years old.  She is still the youngest ever female to have been…


Added by Meabh Ann on March 4, 2015 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Patricia Horne: Irish Surgeon in Africa

Patricia Horne is an Irish medical doctor who worked in Nigeria during in the 1950s at one of several medical missionary hospitals managed by Irish Catholic religious orders.

Horne came from a medical family. Her grandfather, Andrew Horne, was a founder and first…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 3, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:30pm — 18 Comments

Discussing Irish Women's History With Kate Cunningham in the Virtual Síbín

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Kate Cunningham from the Women's Museum of Ireland joined us for a LIVE interactive video discussion on the subject of Irish women's…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

The Dirty Protests: Republicanism, Feminism, and Symbolism

Much time has been devoted to analysing the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The politics, the violence and the impact this has had on the country as a whole has been extensively documented. But how often is a spotlight shone specifically on the lives of Republican women?…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Hanna Sheehy-Skefffington: Irish Suffragette

Hanna Sheehy-Skefffington, (above, center) born 24 May 1877, was one of Ireland’s most ardent promoters of women’s rights. She was an influential figure during the suffragette movement, tirelessly campaigning for the equal status of men and…


Added by The Wild Geese on March 2, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Maureen O'Hara: More Than an Actress

It was a very determined and indignant Irish woman who stood before a clerk at the Los Angeles immigration court in 1946. Maureen FitzSimons (aka Maureen O’Hara) had passed the required exam for US citizenship when she was instructed to forswear allegiance to England. She replied,…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Who was Typhoid Mary?

Mary Mallon, famously known as Typhoid Mary for the infection she carried and spread, was born in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone on 23 September 1869. Her story, and experience of the state’s early approaches to dealing with ‘healthy carriers’, continues to divide opinion.

Typhoid is…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Women of Erin

During a 1986 interview with 1916 patriot Sam O’Reilly for the Irish Echo newspaper, Sam excused himself to retrieve some notes.  At that point, his wife Mary whispered, "Mike, would you ever tell our story?"  I said, "Sure, you mean you and Sam?"  She replied, "No, I mean…


Added by Mike McCormack on February 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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Mary Quaile: Trade Unionist

Mary Quaile, the Irish Trade Union Activist, was born in Dublin to parents who were themselves very active in equality for all people. Her father was secretary for the Irish Brick & Stonemasons Union. Her mother encouraged and supported him in his endeavors. The young Mary…


Added by That's Just How It Was on February 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Margaret Gaffney Haughery: From Poverty to Philanthropy

By Dr. Laura Kelley

“No work was too menial, no venture too unprofitable, for her.”

Without question, among the Irish…


Added by The Wild Geese on February 17, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Nollaig na mBan Men’s Chore List

Alright, lads. Your lady is out celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) with her girlfriends. Traditionally, this is your turn to take on a larger share of the household chores. Here are a…


Added by Kelly O'Rourke on January 5, 2015 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

'Women's Christmas' in Ireland

January 6th is celebrated in Ireland as "Women's Christmas" (Nollaig na mBan).  More commonly known in other parts of the world as the Feast of the Epiphany, it marks the end of the Christmas period in Ireland.  It is known as "Women's Christmas" because of the Irish men taking on…


Added by Dee Notaro on January 5, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

The Pending Birth of Yeats' Illegitimate Son

On a Picture of a Black Centaur by Edmund Dulac

by W.B. Yeats

Your hooves have stamped at the black margins of the wood,

Even where horrible green parrots call and swing.

My works are all stamped down in the sultry mud.

I knew that horse-play, knew it for a murderous thing.

What wholesome sun has ripened is wholesome…


Added by Patricia Louise Hughes on December 18, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

'Women of the Irish Revolution'

"Women of the Irish Revolution"

by Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Gillis

Hardback, €30

“Ireland at the end of the…


Added by Ireland's Military Story on December 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

'Roses from the Heart'

Clonmel: July 16th, 1843

"My dear Wife, I have received your kind and welcome letter of the 20th of March which is the greatest happiness I have enjoted ever…


Added by The Last Torch on December 3, 2014 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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'That's Just How It Was' -- A Tribute to My Granny and Her Stories

My name is Mary Thorpe and I am the author of "That's Just How It Was."  I believe my book will hold a great deal of interest for Irish emigrants and their descendants,…


Added by That's Just How It Was on November 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Anne Devlin - Ireland's Hero and First Female Political Prisoner

As requested, here an account of the life of Anne Devlin, assistant to Robert Emmet.

In the church of St. Nicholas of…


Added by Micheal O Doibhilin on October 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Eulogy for Anne Devlin

At the Commemorative mass for Anne Devlin in St. Catherine's Church, Meath Street, Dublin on Sunday 14 September, 2014 I gave the following Eulogy:

"As we celebrate this decade of centenaries, it is easy to forget those who went before, and without whom many of these events would not have happened.

One such person was Anne Devlin, in…


Added by Micheal O Doibhilin on September 25, 2014 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments

The story-behind the story......this story ran in The Asbury Park Press on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

By Shannon Mullen

They say redheads shouldn’t wear pink, but Kathy Maloney has never been the type to let the theys of this world tell her what she can and cannot do. That explains why, late one Saturday afternoon in 1980, an 18-year-old Maloney ducked into the Simco shoe store in downtown West New York, New Jersey determined to buy the hot pink boots that had…


Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on July 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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