Liz Gillis will discuss the vital role that women played in the Irish Revolution. Often seen as being mere supporters of the Revolution, this talk aims to show exactly what these women could do and did do in the Easter Rising, War of Independence and Civil War. They were educationalists, socialists, community workers, radicals, feminists and realists with one thing in common; Independence for Ireland. Through their participation they proved their worth and showed that they were indeed an invisible army. Highlighting many of the lesser known figures the hope is that the talk will show that the women were vital Revolutionaries who gave their all in the hope of a better future for their country.
Liz Gillis is a historian specialising in the Irish Revolutionary period 1916-23. She has written six books about the Irish Revolution, ‘Ireland Over All’, ‘The Fall of Dublin’, ‘Revolution in Dublin 1913-1923’ and ‘Women of the Irish Revolution’, ‘We Were There: 77 Women of the Easter Rising’, co-written with Dr. Mary McAuliffe and ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’
The lecture and discussion will start at 5.30pm sharp and it will be held in the Witness Gallery.
Tickets for each lecture are €10, this also includes and optional self-guided visit of the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre at 4.45pm. Please book your ticket here .