Dr. Brigid Lyons Thornton joined Cumann na mBan in 1915. During the Rising, she took care of the wounded fighting around the Four Courts. In 1922 Lyons was the youngest medical school graduate in NUIG &the only woman commissioned as an officer in the Free State Army.
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar