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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleComerford, Miss Maire
Ref No8SUF/B/164
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 33
Date12 Jul 1977
Extent164a - 16:00 mins, 164b - 17:00 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at St Nessan's, Sandyford, Co Dublin, Eire.

Interview summary:
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Mrs Sheehy-Skeffington and James Fearny. Women's contribution towards the gaining of Eire's independence. Nationalist movement drew inspiration from the Women's Movement. Skeffington's travels round the world and running of Irish Citizen newspaper. Her interview with President Wilson. Her membership of executive of Sinn Fein. Mrs Sheehy-Skeffington's world-wide deprecation of the British after they had killed her husband, and her defence of the Communists in Dublin in the 1930s against Catholics and blueshirts. The 1913 Strike. Connolly's compassion for women and the founding of the sewing Co-op, with help from English sympathisers. How women were less imprisoned by the Black & Tans, and stayed in politics. The role in Irish independence of Cumann Na mBan and of women doctors. Lady Aberdeen's campaign against tuberculosis which used ex-IRA (Irish Republican Army) medical people. Dr Kathleen Lynn, who started the first Children's Hospital. Dr Dorothy Price and vaccination against enteritis. De Valera not helpful to cause of women. Failure of new constitution to assist women's development. Catholic Church view of role of women in the family. Dorothy Evans. Ethel Snowdon. Brave missions into Irish countryside.

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Snowdon and Comerford in Tipperary, accosted by verbally abusive man. Mrs Charlotte Despard. Mary Stocks' sympathetic role. Mrs Sheehy-Skeffington's support for the Republic of Spain, along with Father O'Flanagan. Helena Moloney and the role of the Irish theatre movement. Visit to USA in 1924 - support from American feminists. Jane Addams. Sympathy for Irish nationalism from the Women's International League. Their tour of investigation during the Black-and-Tan period. Lack of emancipation for Irish women since independence.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 60
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