‘The women were better than the men’: Irish nationalist women and the IRA’s Tyneside Brigade, 1920-1922.

This post will explore the support provided by Irish nationalist women in the North East of England to the Tyneside Brigade of the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence. No women were allowed in the ranks of the Irish Volunteers, in contrast to the Irish Citizen Army,[1] and, at the Volunteers’ inaugural meeting […]