Memoir of Margaret Skinnider (1893-1971), Irish Citizen Army fighter

Margaret Skinnider

Margaret Skinnider

Memoir of Margaret Skinnider (1893-1971), Irish Citizen Army fighter, available free online (though its reliability has been questioned)
Born in Scotland of Irish parents, Skinnider trained as teacher & became active in feminist & Irish republican groups. A crack shot, she insisted ICA deploy her as sniper during 1916 Rising, arguing women “had the same right to risk our lives as the men; that in the constitution of the Irish Republic, women were on an equality with men”, that “for the first time in history … a constitution [i.e. 1916 Proclamation] had been written that incorporated the principle of equal suffrage”.
Skinnider later served as president of the INTO.
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