The talk will look at the early years of Cumann na mBan, their role in the Easter Rising and its aftermath, with special mention of activities undertaken by members of the Belfast branch.

Dr Margaret Ward will lead this discussion.

From 2005 until her retirement in December 2013, Margaret was the Director of the Women’s Resource and Development Agency, a regional organization for women, based in Belfast.

She has worked at Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England and in 2014 was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Ulster University for her contribution to advancing women's equality.

She is the author of a number of books, including Unmanageable Revolutionaries: women and Irish nationalism and biographies of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Maud Gonne. 

Margaret is currently Visiting Fellow in the School of History and Anthropology at Queen's University, Belfast.

This event is organised by Féile an Phobail as part of their Spring Festival; Féile an Earraigh.

Event Details


Falls Library
Falls Road
BT12 6PD


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 13:00

Centenary Event