Scenes from the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Cumann na mBan at Glasnevin Cemetery, Glasnevin, Dublin today.
From top: The granddaughter of Thomas McDonagh, Muriel McAuley by the graveside of Cumann na mBan founding member Elizabeth O’Farrell; Members of an all female Tri Service Guard of Honour drawn from 6th Infantary Battalion, the Air Corps and the Naval Service; Mrs Squee, Sabina Coyne.
Earlier: Available In The GPO
(Laura Hutton/Photocall ireland)
A new stamp to commemorate the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan (The Irishwomen’s Council) tomorrow, April 3.
Anna McHugh writes;
“Designed by Ger Garland, the stamp features Cumann na mBan members driving at the head of the funeral of citizens shot during the Howth arms landing (courtesy of Kilmainham Gaol Museum). Cumann na mBan was a women’s nationalist organisation founded to ‘advance the cause of Irish liberty’. Its constitution provided for the use of force by arms against the Crown Forces in Ireland. Their patriotic aims attracted thousands of Irish women eager to play their part in the fight for Irish independence and by October 1914, Cumann na mBan had upwards of 60 branches…”
The History of Cumann na Mban (An Phoblacht)