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Women of the Rising

Women of the Rising - personal recollections of one of Ireland's most significant historical events from members of Cumann na mBan and The Irish Citizen Army.

Women of the Rising

After the Easter Rising had taken place, what isn't a well known fact is that over 100 women were arrested for their part in the 1916 event.

This documentary takes a look at who these women were, and what role they played in such an historic event.

Part 1 - Personal Recollections of the 1916 rising by members of Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army.

Part 2 - Louise Gavan Duffy speaks of the role she played on the day.

Part 3 - Helena Moloney speaks of the role she played in the Citizen Army and of how she always wanted an active role in the 1916 event.

Part 4 - Margaret Skinnider talks about her role in the Irish Citizen Army and how she was wounded on Harcourt Street.

Presented by Donncha O Dulaing

First broadcast 16th April 1963

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