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Lily Kempson (17 Jan 1897 Co #Wicklow-21 Jan 1996 Seattle, US, age 99). Moved to Dublin when young. Last surviving participant in 1916 Rising! Trade union activist & Irish Citizen Army. Got to US using relative's passport & married! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Kempson http://lily1916.com/biography
#ThroughHerEyes 2021 diary
Mary Ann McCracken (1770-1886), social reformer and abolitionist, found slavery so abhorrent she refused to take sugar in her tea. In her 80s, she was still handing out leaflets on Belfast's docks. 'It's better to wear out than to rust out,' she said.
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Between Two Worlds: Examining “Merry England” as an Outlet For Irish Women Writers
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