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Women Insurgents of 1916 - a play by the UCC Staff Drama Society

21 Feb 2016

UCC Staff Drama Society (UCC Players) are delighted to announce ‘Women Insurgents of 1916: Their Stories’, directed by Finola Doyle O’Neill of the School of History.

Date: April  22rd and 23th

Time: 7pm

Venue: Cork Women’s Gaol, Sundays Well.

Fee : €5. Tickets can be purchased at the Student Centre Main Desk in the O’Rahilly Building or at the Western Gateway Building Reception.

Pearse and Connolly are remembered as brave patriots who fought and died for Ireland’s freedom. What of the women insurgents who fought for Ireland but did not die? Here is a moving account of the lives and legacies of remarkable, albeit forgotten soldiers such as Margaret Skinnider, Dr Kathleen Lynn, Elizabeth (nurse) O’ Farrell and others who have been airbrushed from Irish history.This is a performance which  will especially engage students of senior cycle history.

School of History

Scoil na Staire

Tyrconnell,Off College Road,Cork,Ireland.