Plaques commemorating women

Photograph of Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque honouring Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen.

ffrench-Mullen, Madeleine

This plaque commemorates both Madeleine ffrench-Mullen and her lifelong partner Dr Kathleen Lynn, who founded Teach Ultan (St Ultan’s Infants Hospital) at 37 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2. Teach Ultan is now part of the Clayton Hotel, who kindly agreed to allow the plaque be erected. Locate this plaque on Google maps. Born in Malta in …

Photograph of Dublin City Council Commemorative Plaque honouring Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine ffrench-Mullen.

Lynn, Dr Kathleen

This plaque commemorates both Dr Kathleen Lynn and her lifelong partner Madeleine ffrench-Mullen, who founded Teach Ultan (St Ultan’s Infants Hospital) at 37 Charlemont Street, Dublin 2. Teach Ultan is now part of the Clayton Hotel, who kindly agreed to allow the plaque be erected. Locate this plaque on Google maps. A native of Mayo, …

Photograph of a Dublin City Council commemorative plaque to Jane Lady Wilde 'Speranza'.

Wilde, Lady Jane ‘Speranza’

This plaque commemorates Jane Wilde, poet, feminist, and nationalist. Born in 1821, Jane Wilde was a polyglot who translated works from German and French. Inspired by Thomas Davis and the Young Ireland movement, she became a nationalist and from 1846 contributed to their journal The Nation, writing under the pen names Speranza and John Fanshawe …

commemorative plaque honouring Countess Markievicz.

Markievicz, Countess

This plaque commemorates republican and labour activist Constance Countess Markievicz at Surrey House, Leinster Road, Rathmines, where she and her family lived from 1911. The house became a centre for republican and labour activity and was looted by British forces in the aftermath of the Rising. Locate this plaque on Google maps. Read Countess Markievicz’s …

commemorative plaque honouring Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, suffragette

Skeffington, Hanna Sheehy

This plaque at Dublin Castle, Ship Street, commemorates suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, who smashed windows at the Castle in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Locate this plaque on Google maps. Read Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s biography in the Dictionary of Irish Biography. The plaque was unveiled by President Michael D. Higgins on 13th June 2018.