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"B'í Mo Mhamó í" (2012)

Sighle Humphreys was profiled in a TG4 TV program by Loic Jourdain, broadcast in 2012.
This was part of the TG4 TV series "B'í Mo Mhamó í" ("She was my Granny").
Episode 3, "Manchán Magan & Sighle Humphreys", featured Sighle's grandson Manchán Magan in a program about his grandmother Sighle.
This was broadcast 4 Mar 2012.
See TG4 Flickr.

Part 1.
Length: 12 minutes.

Part 2.
Length: 14 minutes.


Directed by Loic Jourdain.
Research: Cliodhna Ni Chinneide.
Series Producer: Cliodhna Ni Chinneide.
A Lugh Films production for TG4.

Manchán and Cróine chat about Sighle in the program.
Cróine recalls how Sighle would not let her friends in the house unless they could speak Irish.

Manchán heads to Quinsborough House equipped with a good printout of my web page. Good man!
They get the location of the tennis court wrong though.

RTE Radio One

Irish Times article

Historian Margaret MacCurtain sums up Sighle's beliefs.

Unsigned letter from Cumann na mBan head office to the IRA, 21 June 1940.
Cumann na mBan says in 1940 that the Nazis "are fighting Ireland's battle, and the battle of all oppressed nations within the Empire".
Found in [Sighle Humphreys papers]. P106/1197. She may have written it.
Scan from QUB. See full size.
Sighle was President of Cumann na mBan in 1941.

[Irish Independent, 28 September 1931] reports on congress of the new socialist group Saor Éire.
Note Sighle elected to National Executive.
Amongst the resolutions was one sending "fraternal greetings to the U.S.S.R.".
It is remarkable that in their search for a radical alternative to the status quo, Sighle and other Irish republicans looked at times to both Stalin and Hitler.

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