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Rebel Doctors and the Rising: Kathleen Lynn and Dorothy Stopford Price / Dr Ada English and the Revolutionary Asylums

12:00 - 13:30

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RCPI, Dun Library

Introduced by Fergal Bowers, Health Correspondent, RTÉ

Rebel Doctors and the Rising: Kathleen Lynn and Dorothy Stepford Price

Very different Easter holidays: Dr Kathleen Lynn, in Dublin city centre, was a nationalist and combatant in the Rising while Dorothy Stopford, in the Phoenix Park, was a guest of the British Under-Secretary for Ireland. Soon afterwards, Dorothy Stopford converted to nationalism.

Dr Anne MacLellan, biographer of Dorothy Stopford Price


Dr Ada English and the Revolutionary Asylums

Ireland’s asylum system was highly politicised in the early 1900s, as epitomised by the life and career of Dr Ada English (1875-1944), Ballinasloe psychiatrist, outspoken republican and member of the Second Dáil.

Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science.  Fellow of Royal College of Physicians Ireland.

Photograph courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland


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RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

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