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Mary N. Harris
Tionól na Mumhan (Conradh na Gaeilge)
Dúshláin na mBan in Aimsir na Réabhlóide
Invited Oral Presentation
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This paper examines the challenges facing women who sought to promote women’s advancement in the early twentieth century. It also considers women’s participation in ventures to promote political, cultural and social change in the period leading up to the 1916 Rising. While some women became involved in a variety of causes, others were more sceptical about the possibility of pursuing political and feminist goals simultaneously. The increasing focus on militarisation and the belief of those like Pearse, who argued that all cultural and social causes should be shelved pending the achievement of independence, were to impact considerably on women’s opportunities.
Conradh na Gaeilge
Publication Themes
Humanities in Context