On St Patric’s Day, let’s take a look at, and celebrate some of the most inspiring Irish women in history. Grab a pint and let’s raise a cheer to these trailblazers who made history and helped create the country!
First up, we’ve got Countess Constance Markievicz. She was the first woman elected to the British Parliament and played a key role in the Easter Rising of 1916. She was also a fierce advocate for women’s rights and played a significant role in the Irish War of Independence. Cheers to Constance!
Next on our list is Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland. She was a champion for human rights and made significant strides in promoting gender equality during her time in office. Cheers to Mary!
Let’s not forget about the incredible women who fought for Irish independence, like Maud Gonne, a political activist who was instrumental in the foundation of the Irish Women’s Suffrage and Local Government Association. She was also a close friend of poet W.B. Yeats and is believed to have been the inspiration for many of his works. Cheers to Maud!
Another amazing Irish woman who deserves a cheer is Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, who was elected as the youngest ever Member of Parliament in the UK in 1969 at just 21 years old. She was a fierce advocate for civil rights and played a significant role in the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. Cheers to Bernadette!
Last but not least, we have the incredible Maureen O’Hara, a Hollywood legend and one of the most iconic actresses of all time. She starred in classics like “The Quiet Man” and “Miracle on 34th Street,” and was also a fierce advocate for women’s rights in the film industry. Cheers to Maureen!
These are just a few of the incredible Irish women who have made their mark on history, but there are so many more to celebrate. So let’s raise a glass and celebrate these ladies who have paved the way for generations of women to come. Sláinte!