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Dr Sonja Tiernan talks at Women of the Irish Revolution event

Sonja Tiernan Thursday 30 June 2016

Senior Lecturer in Modern History Dr Sonja Tiernan will give a guest talk at a special event commemorating Women of the Irish Revolution.

Rebel Sisters explores the story of sisters Constance Markievicz and Eva Gore-Booth and their Manchester connections. The pair rejected their aristocratic backgrounds in County Sligo to strive for Irish independence, women’s suffrage and workers’ rights.

Dr Tiernan will appear at Chorlton Irish Club in Manchester on Sunday 10th July at 2pm. The event is presented by Manchester Irish Film and also features a screening of Women of 1916.

The documentary Guns and Chiffon tells the story of women in the Easter Rising, War of Independence and Civil War, and features first-hand accounts from the women involved.


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