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To: Coillte, Faile Ireland, Wicklow County Council
Don't erase Anna and Fanny Parnell from history
Recently Coillte, Failte Ireland and Wicklow County Council came together to launch an 8 Million Euro investment at the Avondale Park tourist attraction in County Wicklow.
We call on Coillte, Failte Ireland and Wicklow County Council to ensure the hugely important campaigning work of Anna and Fanny Parnell does not erased within the story of the tourist attraction when developed.
Why is this important?
Part of the investment will include a tour "which will celebrate the life and times of Charles Stewart Parnell at Avondale House"
This is a worthy and worthwhile initiative. On the other hand it could create a situation where 2 Irish women who did immense campaigning for Womens rights in Ireland Anna and Fanny Parnell get erased from history.
Anna Parnell was an Irish nationalist who founded the Ladies Land League in 1880. The Ladies Land League took over the work of the Irish Land League when its male leaders were jailed. The Ladies Land League continued the Land League campaigns against landlordism in Ireland and was organised in 6 countries with 321 branches. Anna Parnell was its effective leader and lead it in many campaigns providing welfare and assistance to many Irish people.
Fanny Parnell was an Irish nationalist and poet who wrote extensive about Irish nationalism and poverty in Ireland. She cofounded the Ladies Land League with her Sister Anna in 1880.
In investing 8 million in a tourist attraction "which will celebrate the life and times of Charles Stewart Parnell at Avondale House" it is really important not to erase the important legacy of his Sisters.
Pictures of Anna and Fanny Parnell above
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