#OTD in 1892 – Birth of insurgent and trade union leader, Rosie Hackett. She was a founder-member of the Women Workers’ Union.

Rosie Hackett was a trade unionist, a founder-member of the Irish Women Workers’ Union, and supported strikers during the 1913 Dublin Lockout. She later became a member of the Irish Citizen Army and was involved in the 1916 Easter Rising. Rosie, christened ‘Rosanna’ was born in Dublin on 25 July 1892. At the time of […]

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#OTD in 1976 – Death of insurgent and trade union leader, Rosie Hackett. She was a founder-member of the Women Workers’ Union.

Rosie Hackett was a trade unionist, a founder-member of the Irish Women Workers’ Union, and supported strikers during the 1913 Dublin Lockout. She later became a member of the Irish Citizen Army and was involved in the 1916 Easter Rising. Rosie, christened ‘Rosanna’ was born in Dublin on 25 July 1892. At the time of […]

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#OTD in 1870 – Birth of Eva Gore-Booth, poet, trade unionist and feminist, on the Lissadell Estate in Co Sligo.

Eva Selina Laura Gore-Booth was an Irish poet and dramatist, and a committed suffragist, social worker and labour activist. She was born at Lissadell House, Co Sligo, the younger sister of Constance Gore-Booth, later known as the Countess Markievicz. Both she and Constance, who later became a prominent Irish revolutionary, reacted against their privileged background […]

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1967 – Helena Molony, republican and trade unionist, dies in Dublin.

‘I was a young girl dreaming about Ireland when I saw and heard Maud Gonne speaking by the Custom House in Dublin one August evening in 1903… She electrified me and filled me with some of her own spirit.’ –Helena Molony Helena Molony was a prominent Irish republican, feminist and labour activist. She fought in […]

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1887 – Birth of trade unionist and revolutionary, Winifred Carney, in Bangor, Co Down.

Close to the entrance of Milltown Cemetery is a limestone monument which marks the grave of a remarkable woman by the name of Maria Winifred Carney. Born in Bangor, Co Down, on the 4th of December 1887 into a fairly comfortable family, she was one of seven children. Her mother and father Alfred and Sarah, […]

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1870 – Birth of Eva Gore-Booth, poet, trade unionist and feminist, on the Lissadell Estate in Co Sligo.

Eva Selina Laura Gore-Booth was an Irish poet and dramatist, and a committed suffragist, social worker and labour activist. She was born at Lissadell House, Co Sligo, the younger sister of Constance Gore-Booth, later known as the Countess Markievicz. Both she and Constance, who later became a prominent Irish revolutionary, reacted against their privileged background […]

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1967 – Helena Moloney, republican and trade unionist, dies in Dublin.

‘I was a young girl dreaming about Ireland when I saw and heard Maud Gonne speaking by the Custom House in Dublin one August evening in 1903 . . . She electrified me and filled me with some of her own spirit.’ –Helena Molony Helena Molony was a prominent Irish republican, feminist and labour activist. […]

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1887 – Winifred Carney, trade unionist and revolutionary, is born in Bangor, Co. Down.

Close to the entrance of Milltown Cemetery is a limestone monument which marks the grave of a remarkable woman by the name of Maria Winifred Carney. Born in Bangor, Co Down, on the 4th of December 1887 into a fairly comfortable family, she was one of seven children. Her mother and father Alfred and Sarah, […]

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1870 – Birth of Eva Gore-Booth, poet, trade unionist and feminist, on the Lissadell Estate in Co Sligo.

Eva Selina Laura Gore-Booth was an Irish poet and dramatist, and a committed suffragist, social worker and labour activist. She was born at Lissadell House, County Sligo, the younger sister of Constance Gore-Booth, later known as the Countess Markievicz. Both she and Constance, who later became a prominent Irish revolutionary, reacted against their privileged background […]

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1887 – Winifred Carney, trade unionist and revolutionary, is born in Bangor, Co. Down.

Close to the entrance of Milltown Cemetery is a limestone monument which marks the grave of a remarkable woman by the name of Winifred Carney. Born in Bangor, Co. Down, on the 4th of December 1887 into a fairly comfortable family, she was one of six children. Her mother, who was left to rear the […]

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