Suffragettes Break Windows of Dublin Castle

13th June 1912
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On the 13th of June 1912, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, along with seven other women including Margaret Palmer and Jane and Margaret Murphy smashed several windows of Dublin Castle. 

It was an act of protest against votes for women being omitted from the Home Rule Bill. 

The women were sentenced to a month of imprisonment in Mountjoy, but ultimately served two months as they refused to pay their fine. 

On the 13th of June 2018, President Michael D. Higgins unveiled a blue plaque commemorating the event on the Ship Street side of Dublin Castle. 

 

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