Eva Gore Booth

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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Eva Gore Booth Diary Entries

15th January, 1894
Love and memory clothe all my soul...
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22nd January, 1894
She had half a dozen ideas and lived in them...
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15th February, 1894
There by the dusty wayside lying low...
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19th March, 1894
I meant to write in this diary but find nothing ever happens...
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9th April, 1894
Delightful birds 2 beautiful macaw...
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11th April, 1894
Very Hot indeed felt very torpid all day...
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16th April, 1894
Jamaica Hills lovely in sunset from the sea...
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No Date, April, 1894
The Cubans seem to be always making Revolutions...
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7th May, 1894
Also of dreadful night as no lights are allowed...
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20th June, 1894
From the man who would take our photograph...
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23rd July, 1894
Will rake up the very snow...
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No Date, August, 1894
Curious walk very straight firm and steady down...
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