"Invisible Women" by Brian Moore
The singer sings a rebel song
and everybody sings along.
Just one thing I'll never understand:
Every damn rebel seems to be
For he sings of the Bold Fenian Men
And the Boys of the Old Brigade.
What about the women who stood there too
"When history was made" ...?
Ireland, Mother Ireland, with your freedom loving sons,
Did your daughters run and hide at the sound of guns?
Or did they have some part in the fight
And why does everybody try to
keep them out of sight?
For they sing of the Men of the West
And the Boys of Wexford too.
Were there no women living round those parts;
Tell me, what did they do ... ?
Women's Involvement in the Uprising: an Overview