It was great to see Quaker suffragette Lucy Kingston featured on the RTE programme ‘Life After the Rising’. If you missed it, you can watch it back on RTE player here.
Lucy’s granddaughter, Sylvia Wigham of Churchtown Meeting, reminisces about her grandmother and the role she played in the suffragette movement.
Sylvia says she learnt from her mother and grandmother, “If you have rights, then you also have responsibilities … you have a duty to people who are not as fortunate as you … You do what you can where you are.”
Sylvia donated her grandmother’s diaries to the National Archives of Ireland.