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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Launch of Dissidents tonight at Kilmainham

The official launch of Dissidents, Irish Republican Women 1923-1941, by Ann Matthews, will take place this evening at Kilmainham Gaol, Inchicore Road, Dublin 8.

Some 10,000 Irish women were actively involved in the fight for Irish freedom during the War of Independence. This book describes the role and experiences of the women within the Republican movement and explores the reason for the steady decline of women in Irish politics from the outbreak of Civil War and in the next two decades.

Kicking off at 7pm, the guest speaker will be Vincent Comerford, Professor Emeritus of Modern History at NUI Maynooth.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

If you can't get along to the launch itself, you can order the book from the publishers, Mercier Press for €17.09.