Nora Connolly O'Brien (14 November 1892 – 17 June 1981) was an Irish politician, activist and writer. She was a member of the Irish Senate.
Nora Connolly O'Brien (14 November 1892 – 17 June 1981) was an Irish politician, activist and writer. Nora Connolly was the daughter of Irish republican and socialist leader James Connolly and his wife Lillie Connolly. She was born in Edinburgh, one of seven children.
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Nora Connolly O'Brien was Chief Officer, ‘Betsy Gray’ Sluagh, Na Fianna Éireann and O/C Cumann na. .Presented here under the title of 'Portraits 1916' are the personal recollections of men and women who took part in or witnessed the events of the Easter Rising.
Nora Connolly O'Brien was Chief Officer, ‘Betsy Gray’ Sluagh, Na Fianna Éireann and O/C Cumann na mBan, Belfast. After the Easter Rising Nora went on a lecture tour of America telling of the events that had happened during Easter Week. Nora fought on the anti-Treaty side during the Irish Civil War. In 1922 she married Seamus O'Brien. Local Keywords: 1916, Easter 1916, Easter Rising, James Connolly, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, Execution.
Nora Connolly O'Brien (1893 – 17 June 1981) was an activist and writer; she was also a member of the Irish Senate. Portrait of a Rebel Father aka Born of a Rebel Father(1935). James Connolly Wrote for Today – Socialism (1978). We Shall Rise Again (1981, Mosquito Press). The second daughter of James Connolly and Lillie Connolly, she was born in Scotland. In 1904, the family moved to the United States and moved to Belfast in 1907 . Oireachtas Members database entry.
by Nora Connolly O'Brien.
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Nora Connolly O'Brien died in Meath Hospital, Dublin, on the 17 June 1981, ten days after being admitted due to failing health. She was 88. Nora was the last of seven children.
These are extracts of an interview with Nora Connolly O'Brien on the 50th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising where she discusses making breakfast for rebellion leaders in Liberty hall on Easter Sunday. She also recalls the last time she spoke with her father James Connolly on the night before his execution. This interview is a great insight into the personal sacrifice made by the men and women who fought and died on that historic Easter week. The 100th anniversary is happening on our watch.
In Portrait of a Rebel Father, Nora Connolly O’Brien tells how once at Mass, the priest violently denounced Connolly in a sermon. Although Connolly was not mentioned, it was clear to him and to his daughter, and also to many others present, that he was the object of this attack. The daughter was disturbed and distressed; she wanted to squirm, to do something. But Connolly sat unruffled, listening with no sense of strain or agitation showing on his face