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‘This girl Cunning was about the best in Co Antrim’

Only now can the role of women in the War of Independence in the north be told. By Brian Feeney

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Cumann na mBan marching during the War of Independence

Cumann na mBan marching during the War of Independence

Cumann na mBan marching during the War of Independence

Until recently, first-hand accounts of the War of Independence have been provided almost exclusively by members of the IRA who participated in the conflict.

Many of them gave witness statements in the 1940s to the Bureau of Military History in Dublin, detailing their careers in the IRA.


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