While women played a key role in the struggle for Irish freedom, it is widely acknowledged that they were air-brushed out of history, their contribution to the revolution forgotten.
Women were, however, couriers, nurses, intelligence agents, and organisers; they collected money, transported weapons around the country and fought with their male counter-parts. Others who did not take part were equally affected, left alone to raise families in dire circumstances.
In 2015 LWMG organised a series of workshops to remember and honour women activists of the period who spearheaded campaigns on many rights we enjoy today. Themes of equality, democracy and feminism were discussed as workshop participants reflected on how far we have come and how far we have yet to go to achieve equality for women.