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Brief Irish Lives (2) – Jennie Wyse Power (1858-1941)

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Full title: Beathaisnéis (Volumes 1-9)

Creator / Author: Diarmuid Breathnach & Máire Ní Mhurchú

Item Type / Page count [1]: Book Series / Various pagings

Item Type / Page count [2]: Website / Publicly accessible

When Published: [1] Book Series 1986-2003 / [2] Website 2011-

Publisher / Place of Publication [1]: An Clóchomhar / Dublin.

Publisher / Place of Publication [2]: Fiontar / Olscoil Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath, Baile Atha Cliath / Dublin City University, Dublin.

About: The Beathaisnéis Series comprises nine volumes of short Irish-language essays on the lives of important and not-so-important Irish-speaking men and women. There are over 1,700 people featured from 1560 to the present and we will revisit this excellent series to highlight other Irish speakers who have a connection to West Wicklow. The text of all 9 volumes has now been digitised and published as a fully-searchable database on the website Ainm.ie

This blog entry refers to Jennie Wyse Power (Siobhán de Paor) who was prominent in public life in Ireland and was one of the pioneers in the participation of women in political life. She worked with some of the most famous names in Irish history such as Michael Davitt,  Charles Stewart Parnell, Arthur Griffith and Eamon de Valera. She became the first President of Cumann na mBan (the women’s auxiliary to the Irish Volunteers) and was a member of the Irish Senate.

ID number(s): 0953294730 / 9780903758765 / 0903758652 / 0903758830 / 0903758768 / 9780903758550

WW Connection #1: Jennie Wyse Power (née O’Toole) was born in Baltinglass, Co.Wicklow in 1858

Extra #1: Link to the biographical essay on Jennie Wyse Power via ainm.ie.

Extra #2: Browse the 1901 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #3: Browse the 1911 Census entry for Jennie Wyse Power in Dublin.

Extra #4: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #5: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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