Identity Statement for Máire Ní Shuibhne Brugha
- Reference code: IE UCDA P144
- Title: Papers of Máire Ní Shuibhne Brugha
- Dates: 1987–94
- Level of description: Item
- Extent: 18pp
Máire Ní Shuibhne Brugha was born in [Cork] to Terence MacSwiney (1879–1920), a revolutionary, who was instrumental in setting up the Cork Volunteers in 1913. He became Lord Mayor of Cork in 1916 following the murder of his friend Tomás MacCurtain. Arrested by the British Army during a raid on City Hall, he was sentenced to prison in Brixton for two years. He began a hunger strike which drew international attention and died on day 74 of his fast.
Account by Máire Ní Shuibhne Brugha of her early life, with reference to her education, separation from her mother, and, in particular, her return to Ireland from Germany in 1932 (1994, 9pp); comments on Charlotte Fallon's Soul of Fire, a biography of Mary MacSwiney (1987, 7pp) and on Francis Costello's Enduring the Most, a biography of her father (1995, 2pp).