Glasnevin Cemetery was the scene of the commemoration of the founding of Cumann na mBan described above.
However, Cumann na mBan was actually founded in Wynn's Hotel, off O'Connell Street, in Dublin. The date was 2 April, 1914.
That said, it is appropriate that this organisation be marked and remembered in Glasnevin Cemetery for, of the estimated seventy members of Cumann na mBan who took part in the Easter Rising of 1916 (according to a data board on display in the Commemorative Exhibition n Glasnevin Museum Gallery), over half are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery itself.
Our researches have so far turned up 38 names of these brave women, and their names are recorded on the memorial at right.
This list differs from that on display in the exhibition, which contains just thirty-six names.
No doubt, we are both wrong and other women are buried there whom we have overlooked. If you know of any, please let us know here and we will amend the list.
Ideally, we would like the following information:
Name (in 1916):
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
These were all brave patriots and deserve to be remembered with pride.
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