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Mayo 1916 Centenary to put spotlight on inspirational Kathleen Lynn

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A special committee set up to organise the 1916 centenary events in Mayo plans to tell the incredible story of a Killala woman, who is perhaps one of the county's greatest unsung heroes.

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Despite Liam Mellows and his men answering the call to arms, and for five days to have caused mayhem in the Oranmore and Athenry areas, Galway was slow to realise that the Easter Rising 1916 was to be a permanent affair. The town was known as a ‘showneen town’, that is a town with a close allegiance to the British way of doing things. This was mainly because of the status of having a major army barracks on its doorstep. The army was an important purchaser of supplies from the town merchants; and many local people were soldiers, or had husbands or boyfriends who were in the army.

Welcome for monument in honour of Dr Kathleen Lynn – Ruane

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has commended Ballina Town Council for its recent decision to erect a monument in memory of Dr Kathleen Lynn, at her birthplace in Mullaghfarry, Killala.

Ruane supports naming of children’s hospital after Killala born doctor

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has pledged her support to the campaign to name the new national children's hospital in Dublin in honour of Killala born doctor, feminist, and revolutionary Kathleen Lynn.

 

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