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GPO Headquarters Battalion Women 1916
« on: Sunday 20 September 09 18:47 BST (UK) »
GPO Headquarters Battalion women 1916

There was a total of thirty-four women from the ICA and Cumann na mBan in the GPO.
Only three of them - Winifred Carney, Julia Grenan and Elizabeth More O'Farrell remained after the other women and wounded were evacuated on Friday afternoon/evening.

Catherine Byrne,  she was sent by Pearse with a message for the Four Courts, and rolled his message in her hair bun.
Winifred Carney, she changed her opinion of Joseph Plunkett when at his capture she was given a ring by him to pass on to Grace Gifford
Mary Cullen, sent with Bridget Grace to Northumberland garrison to warn it of the arriving troops.
Peggy Downey, from Liverpool. She was the chief cook.
Louise Gavan Duffy, chief assistant to QM Fitzpatrick
Mabel McConnell Fitzgerald
Mary Gahan,
Brigid Grace, sent with Mary Cullen.
Julia Grenan, sometimes known as Shelia Grennan
Annie Higgins,
Martha Kelly, married Michael Murphy, she was imprisoned in Kilmainham
Sorcha MacMahon
Mary McLoughlin, she was Sean's school girl sister
Elizabeth More O'Farrell
Rose Ann Murphy,
Mae Murray,
Molly O'Reilly, became one of Michael Collins best sources
Leslie Price, she married Tom Barry.
Mollie Reynolds, was very active in the later anti-conscription campaign
Phyllis (Eilis Ni) Rian,  she was sister of Jim, later Mrs Sean T O'Kelly
Mary (Min) Ryan, sister of Jim. Sean McDermott fiance. Later married Richard Mulcathy.
Effie Traaffe,
Martha Walsh, later Mrs Murphy.


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Re: GPO Headquarters Battalion Women 1916
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 April 10 10:29 BST (UK) »
Hello Gormangenealogy, I wonder do you have any lists of ICA (or other) women at Four Courts?
Byrne, Stapleton, Kennedy, Dougherty, Clishan/Clisham. Easter 1916 Dublin, in Ireland.
Sharp, Houlgrave, McCarrick, Quinn, Dougherty in Liverpool.
Japha in Liverpool and Prussia (Poland)

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Re: GPO Headquarters Battalion Women 1916
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 14 December 13 13:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi I was wondering where this Info came from? I am researching my family tree and my grandmother's name was Mary Cullen Born in the Liberties ...I am thinking it may be herself mentioned it this! Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Steve

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Re: GPO Headquarters Battalion Women 1916
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 14 December 13 14:20 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat, Steve. Gormangenealogy was banned from this site in 2010 but perhaps someone else will be able to help you. Meanwhile, might be useful to post the details you already have for Mary to make it easier for us to help you.
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Re: GPO Headquarters Battalion Women 1916
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 14 December 13 16:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi, and thanks for your reply. My Mary Cullen was born 1896 in the Liberties. Both her sisters were in Cumann na mbhan. and I have came across a photo that looks like herself taken in 1916

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Re: GPO Headquarters Battalion Women 1916
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 14 December 13 16:50 GMT (UK) »
yes thank you ...that where i got it. I think mary cullen is the second row from right 2nd woman sitting down

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Re: GPO Headquarters Battalion Women 1916
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 15 December 13 11:57 GMT (UK) »
The portrait photo of Mary Cullen was taken circa 1924 . Group photo of volunteers taken 1916

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Re: GPO Headquarters Battalion Women 1916
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 29 September 16 17:45 BST (UK) »
As a descendant of Christopher Poole, Patrick Poole, Vincent Poole and John Poole who were all members of the IRA I am interested to know whether any of the wives were involved with the movement.  Christopher Poole's son, Christopher, married a Mary O'Reilly so I wonder if there is more information on Mary O'Reilly.