This thesis draws attention to the role of women in Ireland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the suffrage movement, Irish nationalism, and the Easter Rising. It contributes to historiography with the inclusion of new information in connection to how the women viewed their roles and the factors that resulted in their increased participation in the public sphere. Moreover, it brings added insight into elements that influenced the choices they made. These include the role of religiosity, the influence of culture, and the emergence of feminism. Finally, it brings to light women absent from the pages of history and delves into reasons for their omission. This adds to an understanding of the time and contributes to an increased awareness of the neglected history on women, gender issues, and the global connections found in these.