Search Results for 'Francis Sheehy Skeffington'

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Galway Theatre Festival 2019

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THE 2019 Galway Theatre Festival will see the city treated to 14 full productions and seven works in development, presented across eight different venues, over nine days in May.

Galway activist retracing grandmother’s 1917 tour of United States in documentary film

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A Galway feminist and activist is commemorating the centenary of her famous grandmother’s US tour for Irish independence with her own speaking tour this autumn.

Dermot Bolger brings ‘Finding A Voice’ to Museum of Country Life

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As part of the 2016 Decade of Centenaries Public Engagement Programme, novelist, playwright and poet, Dermot Bolger is writer in residence at the National Museum of Ireland.  The residency is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Ireland and Poetry Ireland.  Finding A Voice: Dermot Bolger Writer in Residence aims to engage a wide range of audiences in themes and object histories that form the core of the museum's centenary exhibition Proclaiming A Republic: The 1916 Rising.

Dying for Home Rule

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Here are two pictures from my father’s head

The woman who threw a hatchet at the prime minister

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There was hardly a marriage of two minds greater than that between Hanna Sheehy and Francis Skeffington, who were married in Dublin in 1903, and who committed their lives to many causes, particularly feminism, pacifism, socialism, and nationalism. Hanna was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, determined to win votes for women. As part of its disobedience campaign, women were urged not to fill in the 1911 Census form correctly. Her husband Francis, totally supportive in all her endeavours, and as head of the household, submitted the following:

 

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