Eva Selina Laura Gore-Booth was born into an aristocratic family in Lisadell, County Sligo, the younger sister of Constance (later known as Countess Markievicz).
She made a name for herself as poet, dramatist and political activist. Alongside her life companion Esther Roper, she campaigned for women’s rights in industry and the struggle for women’s right to vote.
Eva and Esther worked with a team of professionals to establish and edit Urania, a sexual politics journal that was circulated between 1916 and 1940.
Eva was, with others, instrumental in her efforts to reprieve her sister Constance’s death sentence for her role in the 1916 Rising, which was successfully converted to a life sentence.
Researcher: Sue Watson
PRONI Reference for Diary: D4131/L/1 (thanks to Sir Josslyn Gore Booth)
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