Winifred Carney, Irish rebel, born in Banbridge, Down 1887

#OnThisDay 1887 Winifred Carney was born in Bangor, Co.Down. Carney was a trade unionist, suffragist & a revolutionary. She joined Cumann na mBan, was the first woman in the GPO during the 1916 Rising (armed with a revolver and typewriter) & steadfastly refused to leave wounded Connolly’s side.

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