Cumann na mBan in the Liberties with Liz Gillis

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538 South Circular Road

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Liz Gillis will discuss the pivotal role the women of the Liberties played in the momentous events that shaped our history.

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Cumann na mBan in the Liberties

Liz Gillis will discuss the pivotal role that women played in the Irish Revolution. The women were more than mere supporters of the fight for Irish freedom and the women of the Liberties certainly played their part in the momentous events that shaped our history.

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 the invisible army of the Revolutionary movement and without their dedication and resolve the struggle for Irish independence would have been very different. Highlighting many of the lesser known women this talk will show that the women of Liberties and surrounding area were among the vital Revolutionaries who gave their all in the hope of a better future for their country.

Liz Gillis

Historian and author Liz Gillis is from the Liberties. She has a Degree in Irish History and currently works as a Researcher for the History Show on RTE Radio. Liz was the Historical Consultant for the new Hyatt Centric: The Liberties hotel and runs ‘Revolution in Dublin Walking Tours’. She was a Curatorial Assistant in RTE, specialising in researching the Easter Rising and a tour guide for many years in Kilmainham Gaol.

Liz is the author of six books about the Irish Revolution including, ‘Women of the Irish Revolution’ and ‘The Hales Brothers and the Irish Revolution’, ‘May 25: The Burning of the Custom House 1921’ and co-wrote ‘We Were There: 77 Women of the Easter Rising’.

Liz has worked as a researcher on numerous publications, television and radio documentaries covering the period. She has participated in many conferences and lectures focusing the Irish Revolution and is co-organiser of the annual conference on the Burning of the Custom House in 1921. In 2018 Liz was a recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Award for her contribution to history.

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