His­tory lec­ture

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

Lec­turer Dr Michelle Sheehy Sk­eff­in­g­ton will give an il­lus­trated talk on her fa­mous grand­par­ents Hanna and Fran­cis Sheehy Sk­eff­in­g­ton at a spe­cial talk in En­nis­cor­thy Li­brary on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Co-founder of the Ir­ish Women’s fran­chise, Hana was twice jailed for suf­frage ac­tion and Frank cov­ered all as­pects of the move­ment in the suf­frage news­pa­per, The Ir­ish Ci­ti­zen, which he co-founded with James Cousins. Af­ter Frank’s mur­der by a Bri­tish Of­fi­cer dur­ing Easter Week 1916, Hanna es­caped to the US for 18 months telling her paci­fist hus­band’s tragic story and ad­vo­cat­ing Ir­ish In­de­pen­dence. She was the only Ir­ish ac­tivist to meet with Pres­i­dent Woodrow Wil­son. This fas­ci­nat­ing story will be re­counted at the li­brary on Thursday night. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the event, please con­tact the li­brar­ian.

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