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Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953



  • Existence: 1866-12-21 - 1953-04-27

Biographical Note

Maud Gonne was born on December 21, 1866, in England. She founded Inghinidhe na hÉireann, the Daughters of Ireland, in 1900 to promote the cause of Irish independence. Gonne was also a noted Irish actress and the muse of W. B. Yeats. In 1918, Gonne was arrested with Countess Constance Markievicz under accusations of their involvement in a pro-German plot against Britain. She was involved in the Irish War of Independence and stood against the Anglo-Irish Treaty. In 1922, she co-founded the Women's Prisoners' Defence League, which was banned a year later. Gonne published her autobiography, A Servant of the Queen, in 1938. She died on April 27, 1953.

Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Identifier

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Have faith, watercolor attributed to Maud Gonne


Watercolor illustration of the Virgin Mary and child, attributed to Irish revolutionary, suffragette, actress, and artist Maud Gonne. Materials also include a letter concerning the painting, and a photograph of another version of the illustration.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Dates: probably 1910-1944

M.J. MacManus papers


Collection of letters toIrish Press editor and author M.J. MacManus from 1889-1951.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1889 - 1951; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1951

Loretta Clarke Murray collection of women in revolutionary Ireland


This collection includes papers and artifacts of women and organizations involved in the fight for Irish independence. A majority belonged to Máire Gill and relate to her work with Cumann na mBan, a women’s Irish republican organization, as well as her work with Cuala Press and the women’s sport of camogie. Additionally, there are materials relating to women’s suffrage. Of note are a banner made by Maud Gonne and a journal of Margaret Skinnider’s involvement in the 1916 Easter Rising.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research; a portion is available digitally.

Dates: 1893 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1950