Nan Hogan, her life in Cumann na mBan among women of the Irish Revolution
Nan Hogan was a leading member of Cumann na mBan, the paramilitary organisation for women which played a decisive role in the Irish war of Independence. Nan was a crucial player behind the scenes in one of the war’s most violent districts.
She was later jailed during the Civil War and served several months in Kilmainham. While in prison, Nan became friendly with some of the most radical and influential women of the era and shared a cell with Grace Gifford Plunkett.
Colm Liddy is an Irish writer, musician and pharmacist who lives in Clare. His debut collection of short stories, 40 Fights Between Husbands and Wvives, was published in Dublin in 2009 by Penguin. His novel Not Quite a Fairytale came out in 2011. His book on Nan Hogan tells her life story and is richly illustrated with many photographs.
This event is part of the Clare Decade of Centenaries programme supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Venue: Temple Gate Hotel
Cost: Free but ticketed
Tickets available online and from glór box office. (065 6843103 – open from 10am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday and from 12pm to 5pm on Saturdays).