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8.00 pm on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
The Life of Dr Kathleen Lynn by
Dr Mary McAuliffe
Dr Kathleen Lynn was an Irish Sinn Fein politician, activist and medical doctor. A member of the Irish Citizen Army, she was chief medical officer during the 1916 Easter Rising. She was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Sinn Féin TD for the Dublin County constituency at the 1923 general election. She established Saint Ultan's Hospital for Infants in Dublin in 1919 with a group of female activists. In recognition of her role in the 1916 Rising, she was buried with full military honours at Deansgrange Cemetery in 1955.
Dr Mary McAuliffe is President of the Women's History Society of Ireland, and is a member of the National Archive Advisory Council (NAAC). She holds a BA (Hons) and a PhD from the School of History and Humanities at TCD. She lectures on Irish Womens' History and Gender History in the School of Social Justice at UCD, and has published widely in this area. She co-edited a book entitled, The Palgrave Advances in Irish History (2010), and has written a biography on Senator Kathleen Browne (1876-1943).
8pm on Tuesday 3rd May 2016
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