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To celebrate National Heritage Week.

Via the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland:

Mayo-born Kathleen Lynn was one of the first female medical doctors to qualify in Ireland, as well as a committed nationalist and activist.

As a young woman at the turn of the twentieth century, Kathleen Lynn became involved with the suffrage movement, Cumann na mBan and James Connolly’s Irish Socialist Party.

She fought in the 1916 Rising and afterwards, was elected to the First Dáil. In 1919, Lynn founded St Ultan’s Hospital for children, along with Madeleine ffrench-Mullen.

As an activist, politician, rebel and doctor, Lynn consistently sought to improve the lot of the poorest and least heard citizens of Dublin.

This exhibition is a graphic telling of her life story.

Kathleen Lyn exhibition, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No. 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 until August 23, 10am – 4pm.