Originally published in 1996, with a fascinating introduction by Bernadette McAliskey, Ruth Taillon’s ground-breaking study of the role played by Irish women in 1916 was the first book to address this issue, and Tara Press is proud to present a fresh new edition – published on 24th April, 2018, on the 102nd Anniversary of the Rebellion. .
The Women of 1916 shows how women took part in virtually every aspect of the work before and during the insurrection and shared the sorrows and deprivations which followed. It names almost 200 women and gives – often in their own words – the details of their involvement in this historic event. Author and historian Ruth Taillon brings them out of the footnotes of Irish history. To purchase this title, see any of the websites below: