Thursday 12th March
Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre
Margaret Skinnider - Book Launch
The 1916 Rising Centenary Committee (Scotland) and Glasgow St Patrick's Festival Committee, are delighted to host Dr Mary McAuliffe's new study of Margaret Skinnider published by UCD Press.
The event will comprise of an illustrated talk followed by a book signing.
Each Eventbrite booking costs £5 (£3 of which will be deducted from the cost of a book).
Tickets can be booked via this link:
Margaret Skinnider enters and exits the history books as the female rebel who was wounded commanding a military action during the 1916 Rising. In a re-evaluation of Skinnider’s long and politically active life, this biography considers the life of a woman who deserves her place in Irish social, political and trade union histories.
Coming of age among the Irish diaspora in a Glasgow where militancy in socialism, feminism and Irish nationalism were inspirational ideologies, Skinnider was a suffragette, trade union activist, socialist, and dedicated Irish republican. Arriving in Dublin in 1916 and brimming with commitment for the causes that had suffused her childhood and adolescence, Skinnider would go on to give much service to Ireland. During the next few decades of her life she remained an active feminist, trade unionist activist and Irish republican.
The study also looks at Skinnider’s until now hidden history, her committed relationship with her loving partner, fellow Cumann na mBan member and feminist activist Nora O’Keeffe.
Among the newest additions to the Life and Times New Series this monograph considers the importance of researching and writing political women’s biography, of fully considering the roots of their ideologies and of understanding their lifelong commitments to activism.