Josephine Spicer Book  Launch

4th Battalion Dublin Brigade 1916 exhibition and book launch at the Festival on Sunday 22nd May from 2 to 4pm in the Tea Rooms, Mount Jerome.

 “Service, Sacrifice and Survival: Josephine Spicer and her Family, 1870-1940”

The Relatives of the 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade 1916 are pleased to announce the launch of a new book by one of their members, Clare Eager.   The publication is a short biography of Victoria Maria Josephine Spicer and her family.  Victoria, more familiarly known as Josephine, became a member of Cumann na mBan and was based at Jameson’s Distillery, Marrowbone Lane during Easter Week 1916, even though her father and older brothers served in the British Army. The book will be launched by Cathy Scuffil (Historian in Residence, Dublin City Council – South Central & South East Areas).

Josephine is buried in an unmarked grave in Mount Jerome Cemetery.  The venue of the Victorian Tea Rooms at Mount Jerome is a fitting place for the launch of this book about a brave Irish woman.