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The League of Women (2nd of 2)

The League of Women

The Cumann na mBan, the ‘League of Women’, was formed in 1914 as an auxiliary corps, to complement the nationalist Irish Volunteer Force. Members of the Cumann na mBan took an active part in the Easter Rising, tending the wounded, preparing meals, and gathering intelligence. Seventy members were arrested after the insurrection.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Understanding the Irish conflict', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3966/the-league-of-women (accessed 21 April 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015