Women's responses to war at Wexford Library
Professor Mary McAuliffe from UCD will talk on Irish women's responses to war at Wexford Library on Thursday, October 6, at 7.30 p.m.
'Irishwomen and resistance to war, 1914-1918: Anti-conscription and pacifism' will focus on instances of resistance to war among two groups of women; the small but vocal pacifist movement among first wave suffrage campaigners, and the broader anti-conscription movement among nationalist women (specifically Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army). It will examine their motivations, activisms and the effects of their resistance.
Mary McAuliffe is an Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD. She is the author of 'We were there; 77 women of the Easter Rising' (co-writer Liz Gillis) and 'Kerry 1916; Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising' on which she was co-editor. Prof McAuliffe's talk is supporting a six-week exhibition of 'Portraits of the Invisible: Wexford men and women in World War 1.' This event is free and all are welcome. For more information or to book a place phone 053 9196760.