Constance, Countess Markievicz

Standard Name: Markievicz, Constance,,, Countess
Birth Name: Constance Georgina Gore-Booth
Married Name: Constance Georgina Markievicz
Titled: Countess Constance Georgina Markievicz
Nickname: Con
Nickname: Rebel Countess
Nickname: Red Countess
CCM , a leader in Ireland's nationalist struggle for independence (and latterly for the unification of independent Ireland), is, and has always been, better known for her appearances in creative works by others than for her own literary production. But during her career she frequently published journal articles and pamphlets; she also kept a diary, and wrote poems, plays, and letters.


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death Charlotte Despard
CD 's will requested that she be buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin—a renowned Republican cemetery. Her funeral cortège started in Belfast with only two cars, but there were more than fifty by the time...
Family and Intimate relationships Eva Gore-Booth
EGB 's elder sister Constance (later Countess Markievicz ) was an Irish patriot and the first woman MP in Britain (though as a member of Sinn Féin she did not take her seat). The sisters'...
Fictionalization Eva Gore-Booth
W. B. Yeats (who first met the Gore-Booth family in about 1894, and associated with Eva and her sister Constance Markievicz for the rest of their lives)
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora.
wrote In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and...
Friends, Associates Maud Gonne
In her later years MG confirmed her friendships with a number of politically-involved women such as Charlotte Despard (with whom she shared a house for more than a decade), Constance Markiewicz , and Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington
Friends, Associates Charlotte Despard
CD met Gandhi in London in 1914, and was also a good friend of Irish patriot Constance Markiewicz .
“Papers of Charlotte Despard”. AIM25: London Metropolitan University: Women’s Library.
Material Conditions of Writing Eva Gore-Booth
EGB wrote poetry from an early age: with her sister Constance , she worked in the glory hole, a spare drawing room they claimed for their own at Lissadell.
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora.
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press.
politics Maud Gonne
In the long, agonising, and ultimately successful struggle for independence MG was again strenuously active in Ireland. She supported political prisoners and those condemned to execution, and worked with Charlotte Despard for the Irish White Cross
politics Eva Gore-Booth
EGB and Esther Roper spent a week in Dublin supporting a number of the surviving Easter Rising rebels, particularly Gore-Booth's sister Constance Markievicz .
Lewis, Gifford. Eva Gore-Booth and Esther Roper: A Biography. Pandora Press.
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politics Eva Gore-Booth
While briefly at Lissadell before leaving for Manchester to live with Esther, Eva launched a branch of the Irish Women's Suffrage and Local Government Association with her sisters Constance and Mabel . This group was...
politics Katharine Tynan
KT witnessed the release of Irish republican Constance Markievicz in June 1917, after Markievicz had been held in prison for fourteen months following the Easter Rebellion.
Tynan, Katharine. The Years of the Shadow. Constable.
politics Teresa Deevy
From the time of her return from England to Ireland, TD took an energetic part in Irish nationalist politics, to the disapproval of her family. She visited Republican prisoners in jail in Waterford, became...
Author summary Eva Gore-Booth
In addition to her intense suffrage and labour activism, EGB wrote poetry, periodical essays, political pamphlets, religious criticism, plays, and an autobiograpical sketch. Her work was admired by her contemporaries Katharine Tynan , Æ (...
Publishing Eva Gore-Booth
EGB published The Death of Fionavar from The Triumph of Maeve, a shorter version of her play of 1905, with illustrations by her famous sister, Constance Markievicz .
Gore-Booth, Eva. “Introduction”. The Plays of Eva Gore-Booth, edited by Frederick S. Lapisardi, EMText, p. iii - xi.
Textual Production Maud Gonne
This was was the first women's paper published in Ireland. Among its contributors were Constance Markievicz , Katharine Tynan , MG , and Molony.Gonne contributed several articles, though she frequently did so anonymously. She was...
Textual Production W. B. Yeats
WBY 's The Winding Stair and Other Poems was published; its opening poem commemorates Irish writers and activists Eva Gore-Booth and Constance Markiewicz .
Wade, Allan, and Russell K. Alspach. A Bibliography of the Writings of W.B. Yeats. Hart-Davis.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.


November 1908: Bean na h-Eireann (whose title means Woman...

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November 1908

Bean na h-Eireann (whose title means Woman of Ireland) began publishing in Dublin as the organ of the nationalist group Inighnidhe na h-Eireann , Daughters of Ireland.

1 June 1912: Women suffragists, nationalists and trades...

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1 June 1912

Women suffragists, nationalists and trades unionists held a mass meeting in Dublin to insist that female suffrage be included in the Home Rule Bill; their demands were ignored by the Irish Parliamentary Party .

June 1913: There was widespread protest in Ireland against...

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June 1913

There was widespread protest in Ireland against the Cat and Mouse Act of 25 April after an attempt was made to implement it.

21 August 1913: The Lock-Out Strike began in Dublin when...

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21 August 1913

The Lock-Out Strike began in Dublin when leading businessman William Martin Murphy summarily dismissed two hundred parcels workers from his Dublin Tramways Company on the grounds that they belonged to the Irish Transport Union .

19 November 1913: James Connolly founded the Irish Citizen...

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19 November 1913

James Connolly founded the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) in Dublin during the 1913 Lock-out.

December 1918: The Irish Women's Franchise League campaigned...

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December 1918

The Irish Women's Franchise League campaigned for Winnifred Carney and Constance Markievicz , the only women Sinn Féin candidates in this month's general election.


Gore-Booth, Eva et al. “Biographical Sketch”. Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz, edited by Esther Roper, Kraus, 1970, pp. 1-123.
Constance, Countess Markievicz, and Eva Gore-Booth. Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz. Editor Roper, Esther, Longmans, Green, 1934.
Constance, Countess Markievicz, and Eva Gore-Booth. Prison Letters of Countess Markievicz. Editor Roper, Esther, Kraus, 1970.
Gore-Booth, Eva, and Constance, Countess Markievicz. The Death of Fionavar from The Triumph of Maeve. Erskine MacDonald, 1916.
Constance, Countess Markievicz,. Women, Ideals and the Nation. Inghinidhe na h-Éireann, 1909.