Mar 28

“Kathleen Lynn, a Truly Radical Woman” : Summer School – July 18th 2015

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“Kathleen Lynn, a Truly Radical Woman”

Saturday July 18th – The 1st Sarah Lundberg Summer School,

The Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall 10am to 4pm.


Last year the East Wall History Group was shocked by the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Sarah Lundberg. We have decided to honour her memory by holding an annual summer school – a full day devoted to topics that would be significant to Sarah.

The inaugural event will focus on the life and legacy of Kathleen Lynn, a truly radical and important woman in Irish history. At the time of her death, Sarah had many projects planned or in progress. This included a proposal for a series of publications relating to Kathleen Lynn, to be released between 2016 and 2019. Sarah recognised the importance of Kathleen Lynn, and the proposal was to focus on the many aspects of her life and works – from Liberty Hall to the Dail , under fire and jailed in 1916 to founding a children’s hospital in 1919 , and through her years of political and social campaigning – a true revolutionary and a medical innovator.

The focus on Kathleen Lynn is also significant as this year marks the 60th anniversary of her death in 1955.


The women of 1916 , Kathleen Lynn and her life long companion Madeleine ffrench Mullen at the front.

The women of 1916 , including Kathleen Lynn (front right) and her life long companion Madeleine ffrench Mullen(front left) .


Plans for the event are at an early stage and the exact format has not been finalised- we are extending an invitation to anyone with an interest or knowledge on the topic who would like to participate to get in touch as soon as possible. An essay and project competition aimed at involving younger people will be included in the programme.

Contact us at: eastwallhistory@gmail.com




For those not familiar with Kathleen Lynn this is a great introduction:



(Women of 1916 image courtesy of kilmainhamtales.ie)


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