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Women and History 1912-22

The impact of women on public life in Limerick, 1912-22

The Daly Family

Speech by Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Deirdre Clune at unveiling of Slí Chumann na nBan on 17 April 2006

Further information relating to each page of the Belfast section of the website

For information on the Balfes see Sean O Broin in 'Cumann na mBan - Mna na Reabhloide' (accessed 9 March 2015)

Relevant publications:

Mary Clancy, ‘“It was our joy to keep the flag flying”: a study of the women's suffrage campaign in County Galway’, UCG Women's Studies Centre Review, iii (1995), 91–104;

Mary Clancy, Women of the West: campaigning for the vote in early twentieth century Galway, c.1911-c.1915’, in Louise Ryan and Margaret Ward (editors) Irish Women and the Vote: Becoming Citizens (2007)

Mary Clancy, Western outpost”: local government and women's suffrage in county Galway, 1898-1918, in Galway: History and Society (Geography Publications) 1996, pp. 557–587,

Marie Coleman, ‘O'Sullivan, Mary Josephine Donovan’, Dictionary of Irish Biography, [accessed 7 Dec 2012].

Caitriona Clear, ‘Fewer ladies, more women’ in John Horne (ed.), Our War: Ireland and the Great War, (Dublin, 2008), pp. 157-81.

Crampsie, A., A Decade of Change:  Donegal and Ireland, 1912-1923 Document Study Pack (Donegal County Archive Service, 2013)

Diarmaid Ferriter, 'Hayden, Mary Teresa', Dictionary of Irish Biography, [accessed 1 April 2013].

Hegarty-Thorne, Kathleen, They put the flag a-flyin’: the Roscommon volunteers, 1916-1923 (Oregon, 2007).

‘How Irishwomen won the vote’, Irish Times, 17 October 2012.

Sinéad McCoole, Guns and Chiffon: Women Revolutionaries and Kilmainhaim Gaol (Dublin, 1997)

Jonathan Morrissey, ‘Ireland’s Great War: Representation, Public Space and the Place of Dissonant Heritages’, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, 58:98-113,

John Cunningham, Galway and the origins of International Labour Day,

Deirdre M. McCarthy, 'Cumann na mBan - the Limerick Link' (Unpublished: MA dissertation, University of Limerick, 1992).

O’Callaghan, Micheál, For Ireland and freedom: Roscommon’s contribution to the fight for independence (Cork, 2012).

Sligo information:

Waterford information:

'The changing lives of Waterford women during world war 1',


Strokestown Democrat, Roscommon Herald, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Press, Leitrim Observer


Photographs of Strokestown courtesy of Mr. Pat Maher, Strokestown Co. Roscommon.

The WIC project team wishes to acknowledge Crampsie, A., A Decade of Change:  Donegal and Ireland, 1912-1923 Document Study Pack (Donegal County Archive Service, 2013) and the assistance received from Ms Niamh Brennan, Archivist, Archives Service, Donegal County Council. The Donegal project was funded by EU Peace 111 Programme and Donegal County Council Archives Service to mark the historic decade of anniversaries in county Donegal.

Daly Photographs are courtesy of Special Collections, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.