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Cork – “the most comfortable jail”

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 […]

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“Markievicz – Prison Letters and Rebel Writings” – in the shops now

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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‘Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings’

On Sunday December 28, the Irish rebel Constance Markievicz, then interned at Holloway Prison in London, received the news that she had been elected as a Sinn Féin MP to the House of Commons – the first woman ever so elected. To  celebrate, a new Merrion Press edition of her prison (and other) letters, first […]

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