Lindie Naughton

Countess Markievicz: The Life and the Letters

Venue: The Courthouse - Meath County Council Stage
She was the first woman elected to the House of Commons as an MP (though she never took her seat) and the first female member of an Irish cabinet (and if you don’t think that was significant, the second one was appointed in…1979!) She was a leading member of the Irish Citizen’s Army, spent more time in jail than Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins put together, and has been dividing historians ever since. In two volumes of history, Markievicz: A Most Outrageous Rebel and Markievicz: Prison Letters and Rebel Writings, journalist Lindie Naughton recovers the Countess from the realms of polemic, and offers a rounded portrait of one of the most celebrated women in modern Irish history.
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Lindie Naughton