MAUD GONNE In 1903, Maud married the Mayo-born Captain John McBride who was subsequently executed for his role in the 1916 Easter Rising. She was also immortalized as W. B. Yeats’ muse in plays such as Cathleen Ní Houlihan. Her son, Seán MacBride was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.
Easter Widows by Sinead McCoole The untold story of the widows of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising. Ms McCoole is curator of Kilmainhaim Goal Museum, and a leading historian of women's role in the Revolutionary Era http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KCRP9IO/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_r5Spub0RS08P4
Annie and Mary MacSwiney. (Máire Nic Suibhne) were founder members of Cumann na mBan in Cork in 1914 . Mary was arrested and imprisoned after the Easter Rising. Upon her release from prison, Mary & Annie established Scoil Íte.