[Ed. Note: This query came out of the discussion of heroic women in the movies, and after the viewing of Jordan's film on Michael Collins]
...With the exception of a purely decorative love interest...Jordan has left women completely out of the story of the Irish movement for independence and the civil war that followed (1916-1922). Can anyone enlighten me on the subject of women's public participation in this tumultuous period of Irish history?
McKillen, Beth "Irish Feminism and Nationalist Separatism, 1914-1923", Eire-Ireland (17:3)
Murphy, Cliona Women's Suffrage Movement and Irish Society (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1989)
Ryan, Louise Irish Feminism and the Vote (Dublin, Folens, 1996)
Ward, Margaret Unmanageable Revolutionaries: Women and Irish Nationalism (1983)
(Reprinted last year)
Ward, Margaret, ed In Their Own Voice: Women and Irish Nationalism
Jenny Wyse Power
Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington (Papers at Fawcett Library)
Cumman na mBan (women's auxiliary of the Irish Volunteers)
Inghinidhe na eEireann (Daughters of Ireland)
Irish Citizen Army
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