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At home in the revolution : what women said and did in 1916

Author: Lucy McDiarmid
Publisher: Dublin : Royal Irish Academy, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On Monday morning 24 April 1916, Catherine Byrne jumped through a window on the side of the GPO on O’Connell Street to join the Irish revolution; Mairead Ní Cheallaigh served breakfast to Patrick and Willie Pearse, their last home-cooked meal, and then went out to set up an emergency hospital with members of Cumann na mBan; Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh persuaded Thomas MacDonagh to let her into the garrison at Jacob’s  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy McDiarmid
ISBN: 9781908996749 1908996749
OCLC Number: 933426355
Awards: Runner-up for IndieFab Book of the Year Award 2015 - History 2016 (United States)
Description: xiii, 285 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Provision for girls' --
Mary Spring Rice, Elsie Mahaffy and domestic space --
Flirtation and courtship --
Women and male authority --
Women among women --
The Kilmainham farewell --
Emotions 1916 --
Working the revolution
Responsibility: Lucy McDiarmid.

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Eye-witness narratives- diaries, memoirs, letters, autobiographies and official witness statements- were written by nationalists and unionists, Catholics and Protestants, women who felt completely at  Read more...

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'Few books published for the centenary of 1916 will be as original, as entertaining, as thoroughly researched or as well written as this analysis of women's words, ideas and actions during the Easter Read more...

 
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