Dr Fionnuala Walsh, Lecturer/Assistant Professor at University College Dublin, talks about her book on the impact of the Great War on women's everyday lives in Ireland, focussing on the years of the war and its immediate aftermath. She will aim to demonstrate how Irish women threw themselves into the war effort, mobilising in various different forms, such as nursing wounded soldiers, preparing hospital supplies and parcels of comforts, undertaking auxiliary military roles in port areas or behind the lines, and producing weapons of war. However, she argues the war's impact was also felt beyond direct mobilisation, affecting women's household management, family relations, standard of living, and work conditions and opportunities.
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