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War is Women’s Business

Home grown concerts

and theatre

were popular a d an important way to

express solidarity.

‘Writing is a bubbling forth of the revolution

of the soul...the plays are nearly all revolts

against something or other, something which we may not like but which a lot of us are not

prepared to face. The artist faces it; and eventually the people follow.’

(P.S.O’Hegarty, ‘Art and the Nation’ Irish Freedom (March 1912)

Irish language classes were a way to

express individual’s nationalistic instincts.