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Summary

Twenty essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms around femininity and achieved great things. The subjects include Irish women from Queen Medb to Eileen Gray, from Constance Markievicz to Sonia O’Sullivan, covering stateswomen, artists, writers, activists and rebels of all kinds. 

Written by multi-award-winning author and first Laureate na nÓg (Irish Children’s Laureate) Siobhán Parkinson. Perfect for use in schools as well as for leisure listening, this collection celebrates the role of women in Ireland’s changing society.

©2018 Siobhán Parkinson (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Wish it was longer!

Really enjoyed it and wished there were even more stories to share. Nicely narrated, although I wish that one narrator didn't do the accents.n

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Great to finally hear the true stories of our Irish women. Wonderful, Inspiring, History, See

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  • 23-05-19

I learned a lot from this Book.

I absolutely love Irish history, in fact my family might say I am obsessed with it.
I had heard of many of the women in this book, but not all of them.
This really was interesting and diverse group of women, all having one thing in common, they are Irish.
I really enjoyed the book and the narration.
Just under 4 1/2 hours, it is a very easy listen in one day.
Each of the stories is rather short, under 15 minutes and the four narrators also make this book an enjoyable listen.