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Mary MacSwiney

Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 08, 1942 (69)
County Cork, Munster, Ireland (following a long illness)
Place of Burial: County Cork, Munster, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John MacSwiney and Mary Wilkinson
Sister of Terence MacSwiney

Occupation: Politician, activist, educator
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About Mary MacSwiney

Mary MacSwiney was an Irish politician and educationalist. In 1927 she became leader of Sinn Féin when Éamon de Valera resigned from the presidency of the party.

MacSwiney was many things in her life -- a suffragist, political prisoner, hunger-striker, organizer, co-founder of Scoil Íte, member of the Gaelic League and Inghinidhe na hÉireann, founding member and national officer of Cumann na mBan, Sinn Féin representative to the Dáil for the Cork Borough constituency, international witness on Irish issues, founder of Mná na Poblachta, and general vocal advocate for the causes she believed in.

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Mary MacSwiney's Timeline

March 27, 1872
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
March 8, 1942
Age 69
County Cork, Munster, Ireland
March 11, 1942
Age 69
In her brother Terence's grave alongside him, County Cork, Munster, Ireland