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REVOLUTIONARY IRISH WOMEN 1916-1922 by John Byrne
Wed 17 May 2017, 19:00 – 21:30 BST
This lecture examines the complex contribution which many Irish women made in the struggle for rights and independence in Ireland in the early twentieth century concentrating on the struggle from 1916 but explaining the context of that struggle from 1900 on. It will explain how women contributed substantially to the Irish nationalist movement as well as why the ambitions of those seeking a fulfilment of the 1916 promise of equality would be ultimately thwarted.
JOHN BYRNE completed his first degree in Modern Languages including stints at the Universities of Pisa and Nancy. He then completed a PGCE followed by an MA in History and Politics at the University of Reading. He taught mainly History and Politics for over 37 years in several high schools in Ealing prior to his retirement in 2015. He also studied Irish history and language at St Mary's University.