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The USSR through Irish eyes: Irish Republican women and the Soviet Union

27 September, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

At the beginning of the 1930s several boats left Dublin bound for Leningrad, populated with some of Ireland’s best known women radicals such as Helena Molony, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington and the veteran suffragette Charlotte Despard. What brought them to Russia and how did it effect them? This lecture makes use of new material from archives in Dublin, Britain and Russia, much of which has never been discussed before.

Maurice Casey is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University. His research focuses on the global connections of Irish radicals during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the Soviet Union.

Booking is required. Please contact Cabra Library at +353 1 8691414 or by email at cabralibrary@dublincity.ie

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27 September, 2016
6:30 pm
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Cabra Library
Navan Road
Dublin 7, Ireland
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+353 1 8691414