New Irish Stamp on Centenary of Cumann na mBan

\"irishIreland has issued a stamp on 4 April 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the founding of Cumann na mBan.Featuring Cumann na mBan members leading the funeral of people shot during the Howth arms landing, it was designed by Ger Garland.Cumann na mBan was a women’s nationalist organisation founded to advance the cause of Irish liberty.Their aims attracted thousands of Irish women eager to play their part in the fight for Irish independence and by October 1914, Cumann na mBan had upwards of 60 branches, some with dozens of members.In the aftermath of the 1916 Rising – in which many of them played key, non-combatant roles – with so many of the revolutionary leaders dead or imprisoned, strong support for the work of Cumann na mBan ensured that the struggle for independence continued.

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