The Women of the Revolution

Women played a key role in the struggle for Irish Freedom and in the campaign for equality, however their contribution and their stories are often forgotten and uncelebrated. History is very often told from the male perspective, his story.. well now is the time to tell ‘her story’.


The North Leitrim Women’s Centre with the support of Leitrim County Council’s Ireland 2016  Fund want to remember and honour the women of this period, we are hosting a series of talks highlighting the role that women played in the events of the time.


Women were couriers, nurses, intelligence agents and organisers; they collected money, transported weapons around the country and fought side by side with their male counterparts. As well as those who took a direct role those that didn’t were also affected, left alone to raise families and keep communities and homes together.


So come along and join us and find out exactly what the women of the time got up to!


Women & Revolution—Gender, Politicisation and Participation in the 1916 Rising

Dr. Mary Mc Auliffe


Tuesday 3rd November


The Glen’s Centre, Manorhamilton


The Sheehy-Skeffingtons – A long line of trouble makers! Equality campaigns from 1916-2016

Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington


Thursday 19th November


The Glen’s Centre, Manorhamilton


Talking History – Learning from the Past to Inspire our Future


To book a place contact the Women’s Centre on 071 9856220 or

 The events are free and everyone is welcome, please feel free to share the attached poster and details of the events.

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