Women of the Revolution in South-East Limerick 1914-1923

Women of the Revolution in South-East Limerick 1914-1923
Angela Hennessy

This book is an examination of the important but largely overlooked role of women in achieving Irish independence. The collection of stories in the book recounts the story of Ireland’s revolution from the perspective of seventeen ordinary women in South-east Limerick. Women were involved in dispatch carrying, intelligence-gathering, scouting, shielding, guiding, transporting arms and ammunition, caring for wounded men, providing food and beds. Raids, harassment, loss of employment, imprisonment and hunger strike all feature among the experiences of the women in the stories.

The Book is available from these shops locally in South Co. Limerick

  • Harry’s, Kilfinane
  • Centra, Kilfinane
  • Buckleys, Ballylanders
  • Jimmy Ryan, Ballylanders
  • O’Sullivan’s, Hospital
  • Callinans, Emly
  • Creeds, Elton
  • Meades, Knocklong
  • Cummins, Galbally

The book cost is €10.

If you would like to purchase a copy of this book online we can post you a copy for an additional €3 p&p in ROI.  We can post overseas also, additional P&P on request please email our Treasurer  Robert at robertsllvn10@gmail.com.

Comments about this page

  • My mother, Delia Maloney, from Lehid in County Galway, had a sister, May (Mary) Maloney. I must get the book and read the chapter so named…I’ve just begun to search and find connections to my Irish heritage.

    By Carol A Bramblett (19/02/2022)
  • Hello, congratulations on your book. On page 81 in the chapter on May Moloney when writing about the fight at Lackelly on Monday May 2nd 1921, you write that ‘while about eight men were able to escape four men were shot dead by the military as they scattered through the fields’. In fact the four men who were killed had taken up defensive positions and proceeded to take on the crown forces, two volunteers facing them full on and two volunteers attempted an outflanking of the military position, unfortunately all four volunteers were killed. They were William Riordan from Cullane South in Ballylanders parish, Tom Howard from Ballingarry, Glenbrohane, both of whom are at rest in the Republican plot in Ballylanders and their comrades Pat Ryan Waller and Jack Frahill, both from Murroe and full time members of the Mid Limerick brigade Flying Column, who lie side by side at their final rest in the Church grounds in Murroe. Yours Tony Holmes, Cappamore .

    By Tony Holmes (22/01/2022)

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