Mary (Mollie) Gill, Murphystown, Dundrum - first President of Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael from 1923-1941

Frances Mary Josephine Gabriel Hurley, Ballybrack - released from the North Dublin Union on 29 September 1923

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The D'Arcys of Woodside, The Hill, Dalkey - Margaret, Deenie and Mary - 

Four members of the D'Arcy family were imprisoned in the Civil War for opposing the Irish Free State. The family home was Woodside, a farm at the base of Dalkey Hill. In 1923 the head of the household was Mrs D'Arcy. Margaret D'Arcy and her sisters Theresa (known as Deenie) and Mary were imprisoned in Kilmainham Jail during 1923. Deenie was arrested first on 7 March 1923, followed by Mary on 23 March 1923 and finally Margaret (known as Nellie) who joined them on 4 April 1923. Their brother Paddy was also in prison. Margaret was transferred to the North Dublin Union where she went on hunger strike and afterwards suffered from stomach trouble. She was held until 28 September.

May Reamsbottom, 164, Deansgrange Blackrock, Co Dublin - transferred to the North Dublin Union and released on 28 September 1923, having been on hunger strike for 10 days

Gretta Coffey, 1, Charlemont Ave, Dún Laoghaire - transferred to the North Dublin Union and released on the 29 September 1923

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Comment by Gerry Regan on October 4, 2013 at 12:10pm

Bit, are these heroic ladies kin to you?

Comment by Bit Devine on October 4, 2013 at 1:01pm

They are in spirit, mo chara but not in blood... All of my fierce warrior women are of South Armagh and Antrim

Sometimes a reminder is needed that Women made the charge...and paid a well... in the fight for Freedom... There are still women speaking out for a United Ireland

Comment by Gerry Regan on October 4, 2013 at 2:41pm

I applaud your passion for this cause, Bit.

Comment by Friends Of Irish Freedom Inc. on October 4, 2013 at 4:14pm

The artwork shown is property of Friends Of Irish Freedom, designed and sold to support the Dependents of Irish Political Prisoners.  Cumann na mBan Veterans have attended the Annual Easter 1916 Mass & Commemoration in NY organized by Sean Oglaigh na hEireann & FOIF.

Comment by Bit Devine on October 4, 2013 at 5:00pm

FOIF is in the house!  Your copyright stands on the photo, a chara.. I was remiss in not providing an internet link for the organization...


Comment by Friends Of Irish Freedom Inc. on October 5, 2013 at 9:33am

Original Cumann na mBan pin we put on display every Easter at our Annual 1916 Commemoration in the Bronx.  Many other historic items such as letter from ODonovan Rossa, IRB membership pin, original photos of Devoy, S. MacDiarmada, etc....

Comment by Friends Of Irish Freedom Inc. on October 5, 2013 at 9:37am

Cumann na mBan Veteran May Brennan, with IRA Veterans Michael Flannery & Mark Travers at Gaelic Park at Annual Easter Commemoration organized by Sean Oglaigh na hEireann & FOIF.

Comment by James McNamara on December 8, 2013 at 5:08pm

There are some members in my Grandfather's cousin's family who were reported to have had some part in the one of the events of the War for Independence.  I was told that they were local heroes for their part yet none could tell me what that was, including a grand-niece. Some stories are never told and makes me wonder if anyone will ever know the scope of what transpired.


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