#OnThisDay 1914 Cumann na mBan was established in Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin. Their chief aims were to:
Advance the cause of Irish liberty
Organise Irish women in the furtherance of that objective
To assist in arming and equipping a body of Irish men for the defence of Ireland
To form a fund for these purposes to be called the ‘Defence of Ireland Fund’.
The first provisional committee of Cumann na mBan included Agnes MacNeill, Nancy O’Rahilly, Mary Colum, Jenny Wyse Power, Louise Gavan Duffy and Elizabeth Bloxham. The role they played was vital in achieving Irish independence.