Person Female Born 24/5/1877 Died 20/4/1946
Irish nationalist and suffragist. Founder of the Irish Women’s Franchise League.
Along with her husband Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, Margaret Cousins and James Cousins, she founded the Irish Women's Franchise League in 1908 with the aim of obtaining women's voting rights. She was later a founding member of the Irish Women Workers' Union. Her son, Owen Sheehy-Skeffington became a politician and Irish Senator.
Born County Cork, Ireland as Johanna Mary Sheehy. 1903 married married Francis Skeffington. Both husband and wife took the surname Sheehy Skeffington which angered the husband's father.