Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

Standard Name: Sheehy Skeffington, Hanna


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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 Ethel Mannin
EM 's relationship with Emma Goldman (whom she met during the 1930s and corresponded with for years) was important to both women, but difficult and often strained. Mannin dedicated Women and the Revolution (1938) to...
Friends, Associates Katharine Tynan
At Clarebeg they began holding a literary salon for Irish writers and intellectuals. Their guests included Irish writer Padraic Colum , his wife Mary Gunning Maguire (later an eminent literary critic), poet and novelist James Stephens
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 Constance, Countess Markievicz
Constance, Countess Markievicz, joined the Irish Women's Franchise League (IWFL ), founded in 1908 by her feminist, nationalist colleague, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington .
Haverty, Anne. Constance Markievicz: An Independent Life. Pandora, 1988.
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politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
It was among her own boys' group that CCM first began to go by the title of Madame rather than Countess. Anne Haverty explains: In eschewing the Mrs of English usage, certain women showed...
Publishing Maud Gonne
MG occasionally contributed to the Workers' Republic (1898-1916), founded by James Connolly , with whom she wrote and distributed a pamphlet entitled The Rights of Life and the Rights of Property, 1897. She also...
Travel Charlotte Despard
CD and Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington went to Russia with a delegation from the Friends of Soviet Russia , and visited Moscow and Leningrad.
Linklater, Andro. An Unhusbanded Life. Hutchinson, 1980.


The Women's Graduate Association was founded in Ireland by Hanna Sheehy Skeffington .
11 November 1908
Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins formed the Irish Women's Franchise League , a militant, non-partisan organisation which wanted women's suffrage included in the Home Rule Bill.
April 1912
John Redmond , leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party , told Irish Women's Franchise League members that he would not promote women's suffrage as it would give the clergy more power.
25 May 1912
The Irish Citizen, a suffrage newspaper jointly edited by Francis Sheehy Skeffington and James Cousins , began weekly publication in London.
13 June 1912
Eight Irish Women's Franchise League members, including Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Margaret Cousins , were arrested for smashing windows in the General Post Office, Customs House, and Dublin Castle.
26 April 1916
Pacifist writer (and Republican sympathiser) Francis Sheehy Skeffington was executed with two others in Dublin by order of a British army captain, J. C. Bowen-Colthurst .
Cumann na mBan sent Hanna Sheehy Skeffington to the USA to present President Wilson with a Cuman na mBan memorial.
July 1920
The Irish Citizen ended publication after a British soldier wrecked the press.
September 1920
The Irish Citizen, launched in May 1912, published its final issue.