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WEXFORD: Revolutionary Wexford Women

VENUE: Wexford Town Library on Mallin Street 

DATE: Saturday 6th January at 3.30pm

Wexford County Council Public Library Service presents an illumination and free lecture to celebrate the lives and contributions of three revolutionary Wexford women. Una Brennan was a nationalist, feminist and journalist who became secretary of Inghinidhe na hÉireann, a radical nationalist women’s organisation which merged with Cumann na mBan in 1914. She was one of three women who raised the Tricolour in Enniscorthy during Easter week 1916. Josephine Min’ Ryan was an Irish nationalist and honorary secretary of the executive committee of Cumann na mBan. She acted as a dispatch rider in Enniscorthy in the days leading up to the Rising, and served at the G.P.O and Jacob’s factory. Lady Jane Wilde was an Irish poet under the pen name "Speranza“and supporter of the nationalist movement. She was an early advocate of women's rights, and campaigned for better education for women.