'How to tell the story of the Ulster Volunteer Nurses and the Cumann na mBan when such little original artefacts survive in the period 1910 to 1924.'
TWO THREADS; ONE COUNTRY- HOW TO TELL THE STORY
OF THE CUMANN NA MBAN AND THE U.V.F NURSES WHEN LITTLE
ORIGINAL MATERIAL SURVIVES IN THE PERIOD 1912 – 1922.
Rachel Sayers, Irish
R.O.I, 21st Feb 2014.
‘Overshadowed by ‘mainstream’ constitutional
debates….Irishwomen in the early 20th century
have until recently….been ‘written out’ of our
‘Women’s history is fragmented….a shadow
history of human beings whose existence has
been shaped by the efforts and demands of
*HILL, MYRTLE DR, ‘RE-VISIONING THE PAST: FEMALE PERSPECTIVES 1910 -22, BELFAST, APRIL 2012.
*JANEAWAY, ELIZABETH, ‘WOMEN: THEIR CHANGING ROLES, REFLECTIONS ON THE HISTORY OF WOMEN’, LONDON, 1993, P. 113
IRELAND AND ENGLAND BETWEEN 1910
The 3rd Home Rule Crisis World War One 1914 -
The ‘Suffrage’ Movement
Picture showing Lisa McConnell’s wearing
her Nursing medal (circled in red) c 1912.
Picture kindly provided by the McConnell
Lisa McConnell’s actual medal worn in the
photograph taken (to the left) in Offices of
R.J. McConnell & Co, Estate Agents c 1912.