Maud Gonne speaking about Inghinidhe na hÉireann and the struggles of feminism.

In these historic recordings from 1949, Maud Gonne gives advice to the next generation of women when she says

Irish girls of today, don't be flappers

From the archives John Bowman produces and presents 'Bowman Saturday', which was broadcast on 2 June 2001. This episode marked the publication of a new book on female activists 'Irish women and change 1900-1960'.

Maud Gonne MacBride died on 27 April, 1953.

The accompanying photograph from the RTÉ Cashman Collection shows Maud Gonne (second left) Mary MacSwiney (blanket on knees) and Charlotte Despard on the right. The first woman on the left is unidentified. They are protesting outside Mountjoy Jail, Dublin circa 1922, possibly during the Irish Civil War, when Mary MacSwiney was on hunger strike in support of the prisoners.