New book on the way – Herbert Simms: Architect of Dublin. More news soon.
Thank you everyone for nice comments on the repeat showing of Donal Byrne’s film on the Limerick aviation pioneer Mary Heath shown on RTE’s Nationwide last night. As a result of all the publicity this year (with another film in the offing), the first printing of Lady Icarus is now sold out at this end, […]
In early June 191, Constance Markievicz was arrested yet again and in Mallow, on 15 June, was sentenced to four months in Cork city gaol for making a seditious speech urging the boycotting of local RIC officers. She had been escorted to Mallow on a special train with about 30 police and “30 enemy soldiers […]
I’ll be giving a talk on Constance Markievicz at Hinterland in Kells – and then another at the Pearse Museum on Thu July 11 (7.30pm). All welcome to either – or both! Here’s the blurb for Hinterland – which takes place 27-30 June with RTE’s Myles Dungan one of the organisers. Countess Markievicz: The Life […]
On Saturday 28 December, the 1918 election results were announced with a landslide victory for Sinn Féin in the Irish constituencies. A day later, Markievicz was told of her election victory. She was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons. Always happy for an excuse to goad the censor, she began […]
The Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz, edited by Esther Roper and first published in 1932 became an instant classic of feminist literature and was re-issued in 1986 by British publishers,Virago, bringing it to a new audience of readers. Though the original book provided a unique insight into one of Irish history’s most remarkable figures, it […]
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