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Cumann na mBan, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the Split, 1922; A symposium – Feb 25th, 2pm to 4pm

On February 5th, 1922, the Cumann na mBan convention was held in Dublin to consider its response to the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The executive of the organisation had already rejected the Treaty, as had all six women TDs. Cumann na mBan was the first major militant organisation to meet on the treaty, and the first to publicly split. Out of that split came an anti-Treaty Cumann na mBan who were actively militant during the Civil War, and a pro Treaty women’s organisation, Cumann na Saoirse, founded to support the Cumann na nGaedheal Government and the Irish Free State army. This symposium considers the important discussions, debates, impacts and legacies of that split, for political women and for women, more broadly, in the Free State.

Join the webinar where Professor Caitriona Beaumont will present a paper titled ‘Cumann na mBan, the Anglo-Irish Treaty and women’s contribution to the new Irish state: my grandmother’s story’, which includes a discussion of the ICA and her grandmother’s involvement in the organisation in the 1950s.  

The event is hosted by UCD and is open to the public, however registration is necessary.