Omagh's hidden cultural 'heroine'





One of 13 children from a middle-class Protestant family in Omagh, Alice Milligan became an Irish nationalist and supporter of the 1916 Rising who was on first-name terms with WB Yeats, James Connolly and Roger Casement.

A political activist, human rights campaigner and writer, her legacy had been all but forgotten until her story was unearthed by a historian from Trinity College, Dublin.

An exhibition in Alice's honour is to open at the National Library of Ireland on Thursday, and will travel to Belfast and Omagh next year.

The cultural co-ordinator for Trinity College and the National Library of Ireland, Catherine Morris, spent 15 years researching Alice's remarkable story....




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