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Cumann na mBan and the Irish Revolution

Cumann na mBan and the Irish Revolution

Cal McCarthy

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Traces the development of Cumann na mBan which placed equality for women on the political agenda.

Cumann na mban was the organisation which Irish women set up in 1914 in support of the Irish volunteers. Cumann na mBan reflected nationalist Ireland and played a crucial role in the politics of the time. Members were invaluable in gathering intelligence, transporting arms, nursing wounded men, providing safe houses, and organising support for IRA men in prison. They also boosted attendance at election rallies, funerals and protest marches.

In 1922 the organisation overwhelmingly rejected the Treaty. This resulted in a substantial split and the formation of Cumann na Saoirse (Free State Cumann na mBan) from the minority who were in favour of the Treaty. The Free State Government's awareness of Cumann na mBan's assistance to the IRA after the 1916 Rising resulted in large-scale imprisonment of republican women during the Civil War.

But Cumann na mBan had placed equality for women on the political agenda and demonstrated women could be as politically active and capable as men.

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Author Cal McCarthy
Publisher The Collins Press
Publication date 6 Mar 2014
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781848892224

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