Walking Tour of Revolutionary Women

Dr Mary McAuliffe speaking at the Revolutionary Women Walking Tour

The North Dublin branch of the Workers’ Party held a successful walking tour on the 2nd of November attended by about 40 people.

Dr Mary McAuliffe of the UCD School of Social Justice, speaking on the topic of ‘Revolutionary Women’ in the socialist, feminist and republican movements of the early 20th Century, led the tour around the north inner city area.

Dr McAuliffe gave a vivid account of the part played by women like Rosie Hackett, Helena Moloney and Elizabeth O’Farrell and the achievements of the Irish Women Workers’ Union, amongst many others, in the important movements in the early part of the last century, a part that was often deliberately forgotten by the state.

The tour finished at the historic Moore Street buildings and was followed by refreshments at the Workers’ Party Hill Street office.