O'Neill Reading Room

There are three horizontal cases in the O’Neill Reading Room, featuring special collections from the John J. Burns Library.
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Irish Women Rising 1

September - December 2017

Photo collage of Contstance Markievicz, Maude Gonne, and Mollie Gill

The Easter Rising marked a turning point in Irish history that would bring an end to centuries of colonial rule. The Rising was not just a product of men’s struggles for independence and freedom: Irish women, too, were instrumental in the rebellion. This exhibit focuses on the lives and contributions of three of those women: Contstance Markievicz, Maude Gonne, and Mollie Gill.

The Easter Rising marked a turning point in Irish history that would bring an end to centuries of colonial rule. The Rising was not just a product of men’s struggles for independence and freedom: Irish women, too, were instrumental in the rebellion. This exhibit focuses on the lives and contributions of three of those women: Contstance Markievicz, Maude Gonne, and Mollie Gill.

Photo collage of Contstance Markievicz, Maude Gonne, and Mollie Gill