Irish Women's Speeches (Vol. 2) | Paperback | By Sonja Tiernan

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  • Irish Women's Speeches (Vol. II): A Rich Chorus of Voices
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: Sonja Tiernan
  • Publisher: UCD Press
  • Publication date: 07 November 2022
  • Category: Speeches, Collections, Irish History
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Irish Women's Speeches (Vol. II): A Rich Chorus of Voices by Sonja Tiernan


Irish Women's Speeches (Vol. II): A Rich Chorus of Voices follows on from the ground-breaking, best-selling Voices that Rocked the System. Related to arts, culture and heritage this compilation of Irish women's speeches, includes those of authors, journalists, actors, artists and women who have influenced arts and culture more broadly.

The speeches chosen identify how women have shaped and continue to shape Irish culture, language, literature, theatre and art at home and abroad. Related topics include Sarah Purser's founding of a stained-glass cooperative, An Túr Gloine which ensured that churches and formidable buildings in Ireland and further afield now house Irish produced stained glass. Edna O'Brien's speech showcases how one female author persisted despite her condemnation by the Catholic Church and suppression by the Irish censorship board to have her literary classics The Country Girls trilogy named One Dublin One Book in 2019.

A number of speeches chosen highlight the array of social and political reforms led by creative women and writers abroad including Margaret Cousins, who helped found the Irish National Theatre and later moved to India where she was arrested for supporting Gandhi's call for a Civil Disobedience Movement. While journalist Norah Dacre Fox became a key member of a militant suffragette organisation in England and was imprisoned for the cause.

Other speeches showcase well-remembered figures such as Hollywood icon Maureen O'Hara and investigative reporter Veronica Guerin. While less well known figures include Charlotte Stoker who is credited with greatly impacting on the literature of her son Bram. The wide range of topics identify the impressive contributions that Irish women have made to the development of Irish society and culture as well as internationally. A must have alongside its sister volume.

About the Author

Sonja Tiernan is the Eamon Cleary Professor of Irish Studies and Co- Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at University of Otago. Sonja published the best-selling Irish Women’s Speeches (Vol. I): Voices that Rocked the System in Autumn 2021 with UCD Press.


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