Dr Sarah O’Brien, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick In October, a woman uploaded a photo to her social media account. Taken that morning, it showed her at the edge of a hospital bed, head held in her hands. Her body, partly exposed by a drooping towel, was doubled over in grief. She…
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Maud Anna Evans Joynt (1868-1940), Celtic scholar, linguist, feminist, vegetarian and Buddhist, was ahead of her time. Born in Roscommon, she learned Greek age 5 and went on to gain a first-class hons BA and MA in modern literature from the Royal University.
Violet Gibson (1876-1956), Dubliner famous for shooting Benito Mussolini in 1926. Of the dictator's four would-be assassins, she came closest. Now Dublin City Council has voted to put up a plaque to her. After the shooting, she was committed to a UK asylum.
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