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Unlikely Rebels: The Gifford Girls and the Fight for Irish Freedom
Many people who know the story of the 1916 Rising have heard the harrowing account of the wedding of Grace Gifford and Joseph Plunkett in Kilmainham Gaol, on the day before his execution for his part in leading the Rising. However, what is not so well known is that Grace had five sisters, all of whom were involved in the Irish nationalist movement, including Muriel who was ...more
ebook, 377 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Mercier Press
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Jan 29, 2015 Betty Strohecker rated it it was amazing
This true story of the Gifford girls is about six Irish sisters raised as Protestants in a well-to-do familly, but who sympathized and worked for the Republicans seeking Irish freedom from England, hence the title, Unlikely Rebels. While Grace Gifford is perhaps the best known due to her marriage to Joseph Plunkett the night before he was executed for his part in the Easter Rising of 1916, all of the sisters were involved in supporting this fight. Grace's sister Muriel was married to Thomas ...more