Kathleen Clarke: A Life Proclaimed
Citation:Litton, Helen Clare, Kathleen Clarke: A Life Proclaimed, Trinity College Dublin, School of Histories & Humanities, History, 2023
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This thesis analyses the memoir 'Revolutionary Woman', written during the 1940s by Kathleen Daly Clarke, and published in 1991. Kathleen married the Fenian activist Tom Clarke in 1901 in New York. They returned to Ireland in 1907, and Tom became a leader in the movement which led to the Easter Rising, 1916. After his execution Kathleen, now a widow with three sons, joined Sinn Féin, and was later a founder member of Fianna Fáil. She served as a TD, a Senator and a Dublin City councillor over several decades, and in 1939 was elected the first woman Lord Mayor of Dublin. I hope my exploration of the memoir will shed more light on her career, which was extraordinary for a woman in early twentieth-century Ireland.
Author: Litton, Helen Clare
Publisher:Trinity College Dublin. School of Histories & Humanities. Discipline of History
Type of material:Thesis
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