Limerick 1912-1922

The Limerick city branch of Cumann na mBan was founded on 5 June 1914, with over 100 women joining. The Daly sisters, led by Madge, were the local leaders. In May 1915, the Irish Volunteer newspaper described their organisation as one of the most ‘flourishing’ in the country. It had a direct and controlling influence on some of the major developments in politics in Limerick city between its foundation and 1922. In county Limerick, members of Cumann na mBan were involved in gun-running and nursing, and also in military confrontations.