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Medal of service awarded to Nellie Kelly, who was a member of Cumann na mBan from Dun Laoghaire. In original box.
Cumann na mBan, an Irish republican women's paramilitary organisation, was founded in response to the establishment of the male-only Irish Volunteers in 1913. Their first official meeting was in Wynn’s Hotel on 2 April 1914.
The organisation went on to play a vital role in the Easter Rising, fighting alongside members of the Irish Citizen Army and the Irish Volunteers.