ILLUSTRATED TALK: Badge, Brooch or Pin: a study of Cumann na mBan insignia, 1914-1923

/ILLUSTRATED TALK: Badge, Brooch or Pin: a study of Cumann na mBan insignia, 1914-1923

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Founded in 1914 as a female auxiliary to the Irish Volunteers, Cumann na mBan adopted a badge featuring a rifle intertwined with the letters ‘C na mB’. Join Paul Gosling, GMIT and Ailbhe Rogers, Maynooth University as they explore the origins and design of these badges from base-metal emblems of membership to mementos of service made from the finest materials.

If you happen to have a Cumann na mBan badge please bring it along with its story.

Age 12+


ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 and from Easter to end of September on Sundays: 12:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)
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