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    Cumann na mBan regelia. Badges, Uniforms & Flags. 1914-1923


    Rogers, Ailbhe and Gosling, Paul (2019) Cumann na mBan regelia. Badges, Uniforms & Flags. 1914-1923. An Cosantóir, March. pp. 37-39.

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    Abstract

    Cumann na mBan (henceforth CnamB) was founded in April 1914 as a women’s auxiliary organisation whose activities included: fi rst aid; the transportation and concealment of arms, ammunition and despatches; drilling; intelligence and propaganda work; providing for men on the run; prisoner network support and weapons care. The relationship between the CnamB and the Irish Volunteer leadership, has been explored in depth by historians, while the 2018 centenary commemorations drew considerable attention to questions of suff rage and female republicanism within the movement. However, there has been a distinct lack of research conducted on the militaristic aspects of CnamB as an organisation and the material culture surrounding CnamB, namely uniforms, badges and fl ags that survive in public and private possession (Figs. 1-4). This paper will attempt to rectify this and shed light on the merits of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of military regalia.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Cumann na mBan; regelia; badges; uniforms; flags; 1914-1923;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
    Item ID: 10606
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 15:14
    Journal or Publication Title: An Cosantóir
    Publisher: J & M Publishing & Media
    Refereed: Yes
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