Winifred Carney Winifred Carney


Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks
Dublin, Ireland

Winifred Carney, Irish Republican and Trade Unionist

Portrait of Winifred Carney, Irish Republican and Trade Unionist who contested a seat in the 1918 General Election in the Victoria Constituency of Belfast. Carney was disappointed to lose her election registration fee of £150, as she received just 395 votes.


  • Title: Winifred Carney Winifred Carney
  • Date Created: 1918, 1918
  • Location Created: Belfast
  • Physical Dimensions: 16 cm
  • Transcript: (transcript of accompanying audio) I had neither election agents, committee rooms, canvassers or vehicles. It was amazing to me that 395 people went to the ballot on their own initiative, without any persuasion. <i>Winnifred Carney quoted in a letter to Joe McGrath, Helga Woggon, Silent Radical, (SIPTU 2000) p. 20</i>
  • Type: photograph
  • Rights: National Library of Ireland
  • Medium: photograph

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