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A Celebration of Irish Revolutionary Women and the Irish Language

  • 10/17/2016
  • 03/25/2017
  • Burns Library, Boston College


IRISH WOMEN RISING

Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Ireland, 1900-1923

October 17, 2016 - March 25, 2017
Sponsored by the Boston College Libraries

In the struggle for national independence, Irish women had to fight both British imperialism and Irish sexism. They organized politically and militarily. They fought alongside men, went to jail, and on hunger strikes.

Maud Gonne, Constance Markievicz, Margaret Skinnider, Kathleen Clarke, and hundreds of other brave and determined women achieved their purpose and place in history.

Featuring newly acquired, never-before-seen documents and artifacts, as well as an original 1916 Easter Rising Proclamation, this exhibition tells their stories.

Sponsored by the Boston College Libraries, which gratefully acknowledge lender support from Strokestown Park House, the National Irish Famine Museum, and the Irish Heritage Trust.

For more information and Library hours, call (617) 552-3282 or e-mail maureen.maclure@bc.edu.

Click here to read a November 7, 2017 BC Heights review of the exhibition.


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