First off many many to the sender who notes…
“I’m not sure when it dates from, but Moira is now in her 90’s and lived on Caledon Road, East Wall, the mother of Mick Ryan and also of Nicky Ryan – manager of Enya.
Both Moira & Mick were on the Ard Chomhlaire together in the early 70’s the only time I think that a mother and son were on together.”
I gather the leaflet is from the 1967 Local Elections. In the early 1950 she was involved with Clann na Poblachta.
[…] Sinn Fein (SF): Flyer for Monica Ryan – Dublin (197?, ein Flugblatt der „Officials“) * Socialist Workers Party (SWP): Richard Boyd […]
Mona Ryan was also the mother of Winnie, Gertie, Gretta and Monica. She died yesterday (5th February 2011) peacefully in her sleep.
Loved and respected by very many people.
May she rest in peace.
and Ethna 🙂
Sadly Monica Ryan passed away at 8.30 am on Saturday morning at 98 years of age.
Funeral following 10am Mass in St. Josephs East Wall on Tuesday.
Reposing in Nazareth House
i would say as a dutch socialist republican ,from the dutch socialist party, may she rest in peace a great comrade!!!TAL
Monica, or Mona, as she was known to her friends and family, was my grandmother. She was mother to seven children, Eithne (deceased), Michael, Monica (deceased), Winnie, Greta, Gertie and Nicky. When her daughter Monica died in 1969, she raised Monica’s children, Malachi, Jackie, Margaret, Jennifer and James O’Keeffe. This event probably marked the end of her political activism, becoming mother to 5 young children at the age of 56. She focussed her attention closer to home, becoming involved in the community, and was one of the founder members of East Wall Credit Union, believing strongly in the idea of community banking, accessible loans to low income households, and community ownership. She was known by practically everyone in East Wall. She was ahead of her time, and I’ve often wondered what else she could have achieved in her lifetime, with her willpower and determination, if she were born 50 years later and grown up in these days of different opportunities and options. She died aged 98 on the 5th February with three of her granddaughters by her side. We’ll miss you Gran.
Mona Ryan was a socialist in the true sense of the word, she practised what she believed in and was a woman ahead of her time. We can only just imagine what she might have achieved had she been born later in the 20th century. Miss you Gran xx