The Women were Worse than the Men

This not just your ritual acknowledgement of women’s role in the period but looks at them as real people rather holy icons to the National Revolution


Revolting Women

Kathleen Lynn Memorial Walk a fitting way to remember remarkable woman and support Cycle Against Suicide

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day . As good time as any to remind people of the Kathleen Lynn Memorial Walk taking place this Saturday 12th September , with all funds raised through sponsorship or donations benefiting the Cycle Against Suicide group.
 Free transport is available , courtesy of Dublin Bus , leaving from the Sean O’Casey Community Centre , St Marys Road  East Wall at 11am . All welcome to come along.(Kathleen Lynn died on 14th September 1955 . sixty years ago and walk takes place at her beloved Glenmalure in Co.Wicklow).
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Exploitative Appearances

Youth who played leading role in early days of Fianna Eireann remembered at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Las Fallon unveils gravestone to Patsy O'Connor

Las Fallon, author of Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Revolution unveils gravestone for Patsy O’Connor, the  Fianna officer who participated in the Dublin Lockout and Howth gun running. O’Connor also edited the movement’s newspaper until his premature death aged 18 in 1915. Jason Walsh-McLean, who located the unmarked grave and recovered Patsy O’Connor’s story is figure in blue shirt behind grave stone. August 29th, 2015

















Digging Up The Past of Dublin’s Dockers

Dig Where You Stand 15-08-29

Fianna leader who was injured on Bloody Sunday 1913 to be honoured


Call for descendants of Irish Citizen Army members with memories and memorabilia

The 1913 Committee is working with SIPTU’s Dublin District Committee to erect plaques to commemorate the Irish Citizen Army in locations around Dublin where sections of the ICA existed in 1916. We would be glad to hear from anyone with information on the ICA, particularly descendants who may have memories or memorabilia.

Here is a link to video with Noreen Byrne, herself a trade union activist, ICA Roof of Liberty Hallon the Cedar Lounge website.  Her grandfather is the first man on the left.

A Truly Radical Woman

The Sarah Lundberg Summer School 2015:

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“Kathleen Lynn, a truly radical woman”

Many aspects of Lynn’s life, activities and legacy will be explored in an open and participative forum. A number of prominent historians and activists, along with some newer voices will be giving presentations, with plenty of opportunity for attendees to comment, question and debate.


10am to 11am: Registration, and teas/coffees etc.

11am (sharp): Morning session featuring Mary McAuliffe, Mícheál Mac Donncha, and Anne Mac Lellan. (Session will finish with a short presentation by the 5th class children from St Josephs Co-ed School who were asked to find out more about Kathleen Lynn).

1pm – 2pm: Lunch (soups, sandwiches, teas/coffees)

2pm – 4pm: Afternoon session featuring Hugo McGuinness, Carmel Darcy and Ann Matthews.

4pm: Closing address: Moira Murphy

There will be also be a small photo display in memory of Sarah and a selection of Dockland photographs by John Moran, who also passed away last year).



Details of each participant’s presentation:

“Understanding Kathleen Lynn in 1915; feminist, activist and revolutionary”
Mary McAuliffe (Women’s History Association of Ireland, National Archives of Ireland Advisory Council and author of “Senator Kathleen A. Browne, 1876-1943: Patriot, Politician and Practical Farmer.”)

“Under which flag – Kathleen Lynn, republican activist”
Mícheál Mac Donncha (Sinn Fein Councillor, former editor of An Phoblacht).

“Controversy at Kathleen Lynn’s teach: St Ultan’s Hospital and the prevention of childhood tuberculosis”
Anne Mac Lellan (Senior medical scientist in Connolly Hospital, medical historian and author of “Dorothy Stopford Price: Rebel Doctor”)

“Kathleen Lynn and the North Docks – Facts, myth and oral history”
Hugo McGuinness (East Wall History Group)
“Together in Arms: Dr. Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen”
Carmel Darcy (Graduate in Local Studies at Maynooth University, completed thesis on Lynn and ffrench-mullen)
“A touch of Class – Dr Kathleen Lynn, revolutionary, philanthropist and a leader of women”
Ann Matthews (Historian, playwright and author of “Renegades: Irish Republican Women 1900-1922” “Dissidents: Irish Republican Women 1922-1941” and “The Irish Citizen Army”).
“Back to the future: From the Irish Citizen to we’re not leaving”

Moira Murphy (Founding member of We’re Not Leaving; trade union organiser; anti-water charges campaigner).
Venue: The Sean O’Casey Theatre, St Marys Road, East Wall.
The Sarah Lundberg Summer School is hosted by the East Wall History Group, in conjunction with the Alternative Visions Oral History Group, to honour the memory of our friend and colleague who tragically passed away in July of 2014.

Dr Kathleen Lynn and Sarah Lundberg remembered July 18

Sarah Lundberg school will recall one of Irish Revolutions lost leaders  Dr Kathleen Lynn on Saturday 18 July. For more information please go to link below



Inaugural Sarah Lundberg Summer School – Kathleen Lynn – – Gmail

Major Conference on Living and Dying in 1915 – At Home and Abroad – Trinity College, Dublin, June 27th 2015

Universities Ireland Conference 2015 Poster

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