Women's Day, 9 June 1918

Women's Day, 9 June 1918

Dr Mary McAuliffe, UCD, explains how Irish women mobilised in response to the conscription crisis in 1918

Conscription & General Strike

Conscription & General Strike

A long read from Padraig Yeates on the ‘most successful demonstration of workers political power in the revolutionary decade’

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Dr William Murphy examines how Ireland was lost in the 1918 conscription crisis

Votes for Women

Votes for Women

Dr Leanne Lane considers the growth of an international movement towards women’s suffrage in the early 20th century

Remembering Redmond

Remembering Redmond

Rónán O'Brien looks at the legacy of John Redmond and explores how we remember him on the centenary of his death

Women of the Revolution

Women of the Revolution

Prof. Lucy McDiarmid tells the untold stories of the women of the Irish revolution

Issue 128: 2018-06-06
Photograph of Women’s day of action raises anti-conscription temperature
Anti-conscription handbill produced by Cumann na mBan advertising a rally to be held in Dublin on St. Colmcille's Day, 9 June 1918. Photo: National Library of Ireland, EPH C32

Women’s day of action raises anti-conscription temperature

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 10 June 1918 - Heavy rainfall failed to dampen the enthusiasm of thousands of women who turned out in protest against conscription across the country yesterday. In Dublin city and suburbs...

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The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.