St Peter's to commemorate Rebel Women 

St Peter's to commemorate Rebel Women 
Cuman na mBan

AS part of the celebrations for International Women's Day celebrations, St Peter's cultural centre in Cork is stepping back 100 years to shine a spotlight on the Rebel Women of 1920.

During the tumultuous events of the War of Independence, Cork women constantly risked arrest, endured raids, broke curfew and ferried intel across the city. 

With many well-trained in the likes of Morse code, first-aid and rifle practice, thanks to their Cumann na mBan membership, these women demonstrated daring, resolve and fierce commitment to their ideals.

On March 7, kicking off at 2pm, there will be an Open Trad session featuring a host of performances from the teachers at the ETB School of Music including uilleann piper Rosaleen O’Leary, harpist and flautist Damhnait Nic Suibhne with Noreen O’Connor on the fiddle.

Past pupils will also perform including uilleann piper Muireann Ni Shé, concertina players Ciara and Meadhbh O’Leary Fitzpatrick. 

Spoken word performances of some of the witness statements housed by the Bureau of Military History will also happen throughout the day.

You can register your interest for the free event via Eventbrite. 

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