The Formation of Cumann na Saoirse

On 13 March 1922, Cumann na Saoirse had its inaugural meeting. The meeting in the Mansion House was presided over by Jennie Wyse Power. Mná100 have partnered with St Patrick’s Festival SPTV and Ali Morris, author of Active Citizen: The Public Affairs Career of Jennie Wyse Power, who will share her expertise and new insights on Jennie Wyse Power. She recounts the events of that day which took place in the historic Mansion House one hundred years on.

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The Formation of Cumann na Saoirse

Material Culture
Cultúr Ábhar

Gallery 1912-1923

This Gallery shows images representing key moments from the signing of the Women’s Declaration to the establishment of the Irish Free State Senate.

Mná100 showcases material culture from national and local museums, archives, libraries and galleries across the island of Ireland and abroad.

Descendants of those who participated in events of 100 years ago have generously allowed access to their private collections.

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Centenary Moments
Nóiméad Céad Bliain


Toward America

Toward America is a specially curated film, grounded in original research and a wealth of images from private and public collections in Ireland and the United States.

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Centenary Moments
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About Mná 100

‘My objective is to highlight the experiences and influence of the women who lived during this period of immense change … The voices of others have never before been heard or have long since been forgotten. I am delighted that they are now taking their rightful place in our history.’

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