Title: Daughters of Dún Iascaigh, A light on the History of Cahir Women.
Edited and Published by Cahir Women’s History Group
Cover artwork: Alice Maher
We had seen glimpses of their presence behind the lives of men, behind the worlds in chapters in Cahir history, hinted at in archives, recalled to some extent in folklore, and occasionally mentioned in public records. As women’s history is so significantly under-recorded, the authors have attempted to bear witness to previously untold stories. Travelling through the alleyways of the history of Cahir, they met women who told tales of suffering, violence, anger and silence, but also of courage, resilience and survival. They have been humbled, inspired and moved to tears. These, then are the stories of those Cahir women, The Daughters of Dún Iascaigh, compiled to mark the centenary of the first election in which some women were allowed to vote. It is time for women to leave the margins and footnotes of Cahir History. These are ordinary Irish women. They are extraordinary.
Profits from this book will be donated to St Vincent de Paul programmes for women and children. Daughters of Dún Iascaigh was created by various contributors; their work was edited and published by the Cahir Women’s History Group.
We at selfpublishbooks.ie hope this is the start of many other regions and organisations writing books about historic women from the area.