Waterford's Revolutionary Women 1916-1922
The centenary of the Easter Rising is an opportunity to examine the periods 1916-1923 from the women's perspective in Waterford and their undocumented involvement and stories. The number of women involved in the Cumann na mBan in Waterford was significant and will continue to grow as more research is conducted. The profiles we have a completed give an insight to the evolving roles undertaken by Waterford women from 1916 - 1923. Some of these activities include: Nursing, safe houses, dispatches, and later gun running, developing ammunitions, hiding/delivering arms and intelligence.
Rebellion in Wartime Ireland – Easter 1916
For many in Ireland, as well as those who look to Ireland as the mother country, Easter 1916 is a date that has symbolic significance, however, how many people have a good understanding of these events? I venture to say 'very little do', save to say the folklore they have grown up with and the stories of Patrick Pearse, Thomas Clarke, James Connolly and other leaders from that period. In this article, I hope to bring a better understanding of how people from this period viewed what was happening in Ireland from ordinary people to Augustine Birrell who was Ireland's Chief Secretary, and how these events impacted on them.