Search Results for 'Winifred Carney'

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Public lecture on the pistol wielding typist of 1916

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WINIFRED CARNEY, an active feminist and significant figure of the 1916 Rising, known as "the typist with a Webley", will be the subject of a public lecture which takes place in the Galway Mechanics Institute on Thursday September 15 at 8pm.

Women of 1916 to be honoured in history lecture

Moate Museum and Historical Society will host a lecture entitled The Women in 1916 by author and historian Ruth Illingworth in Moate on Monday, March 7.

Soldiers of 1916 - ‘generally understood in the masculine sense’

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Despite the crucial role many women played in the 1916 Rising, very few were given the credit they deserved. In fact some were refused a pension for many years because they were not ‘men’. In at least one case, the valiant role played by Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was simply airbrushed out of history.

 

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