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Markievicz, Constance de, 1868-1927



  • Existence: 1868 February 04 - 1927 July 15

Biographical note

Constance de Markievicz was an Irish politician, revolutionary, nationalist, and suffragist. In 1908, Markievicz became actively involved in nationalist politics in Ireland, and joined Sinn Féin and Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland), a revolutionary women's movement. She also joined the socialist Irish Citizen Army (ICA), a volunteer force formed to defend demonstrating workers from the police, and was prominent in the 1916 Easter Rising. In 1918, Markievicz was elected as Teachta Dála for the constituency of Dublin St Patrick's, which made her the first woman elected to the House of Commons, and she served as a Member of Parliament for Dublin St Patrick's from 1918 to 1922. Markievicz also served as Minister for Labour from 1919 to 1922 in the Second Ministry and the Third Ministry of the Dáil. In 1926, she left Sinn Féin and became a founding member of the Fianna Fáil party. Markievicz died on July 15, 1927.

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Boston College collection of Constance de Markievicz


The collection primarily consists of correspondence of Irish politician, revolutionary, nationalist, and suffragist Constance de Markiewicz. Also includes posthumous materials documenting the 150th anniversary of Markievicz's birth and more, including biographies, newspaper clippings, exhibit ephemera, a real estate catalog, and photographs.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: approximately 1868-2019; Majority of material found within 1892-1927

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