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Margaret Skinnader: For the centenary celebrations of 1916 in 2016 the Margaret Skinnider Appreciation Society brought us the story of Margaret Skinnider, who though born in Scotland, spent most of her life in Ireland and made a huge contribution to life in Ireland in many aspects but the rights of women and gender equality were very high on her priority list. However she first became known to the public at large during the 1916 Rising when she played a major role in that struggle and ignored the dangers for the cause. Later she was to introduce many developments and innovative practices to education especially during her term as President of the INTO. The MSAS carried out a huge research into her life and her connections with Cornagilta and Monaghan and published a book from that research. Indeed through this website they made contact with a nephew of Margaret in Australia and he and his wife visited this area. However the entire story of this intriguing lady has still to be told and Dr. Mary McAuliffe, a Professor / Lecturer in Gender Studies at UCD, specialising in Irish women's / gender history, has taken a great interest in Margaret and her amazing life and she is presently researching every aspect of her life and will publish her findings in a book. Mary paid a visit to Monaghan on Thursday March 7th where she met with members of the MSAS and was taken by them to the places around Monaghan where Margaret spent time visiting her relatives and enjoying rural life. On the way they stopped at the Margaret Skinnider Roundabout and plaque and then followed the road taken by Margaret Skinnider to her ancestral home in Cornagilta, where the ruins of the original homestead are visible. Mary was delighted to get this opportunity to see the countryside for herself. I met with her and we had a chat about her work and if you click her photo you should be able to hear that interview. Angela O’Hagan took some photos which I use here. Thanks Angela. We look forward to Mary’s book and hopefully she will pay us a visit and sign her book for us.
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Margaret Skinnader: For the centenary celebrations of 1916 in 2016 the Margaret Skinnider Appreciation Society brought us the story of Margaret Skinnider, who though born in Scotland, spent most of her life in Ireland and made a huge contribution to life in Ireland in many aspects but the rights of women and gender equality were very high on her priority list. However she first became known to the public at large during the 1916 Rising when she played a major role in that struggle and ignored the dangers for the cause. Later she was to introduce many developments and innovative practices to education especially during her term as President of the INTO. The MSAS carried out a huge research into her life and her connections with Cornagilta and Monaghan and published a book from that research. Indeed through this website they made contact with a nephew of Margaret in Australia and he and his wife visited this area. However the entire story of this intriguing lady has still to be told and Dr. Mary McAuliffe, a Professor / Lecturer in Gender Studies at UCD, specialising in Irish women's / gender history, has taken a great interest in Margaret and her amazing life and she is presently researching every aspect of her life and will publish her findings in a book. Mary paid a visit to Monaghan on Thursday March 7th where she met with members of the MSAS and was taken by them to the places around Monaghan where Margaret spent time visiting her relatives and enjoying rural life. On the way they stopped at the Margaret Skinnider Roundabout and plaque and then followed the road taken by Margaret Skinnider to her ancestral home in Cornagilta, where the ruins of the original homestead are visible. Mary was delighted to get this opportunity to see the countryside for herself. I met with her and we had a chat about her work and if you click her photo you should be able to hear that interview. Angela O’Hagan took some photos which I use here. Thanks Angela. We look forward to Mary’s book and hopefully she will pay us a visit and sign her book for us.
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