As a young woman of 21, the British born Maud Gonne inherited great wealth from her two parents estates.
She used that money to rent the first of many apartments in the center of Paris, where she lived for thirty years before returning to Dublin with her children.
During those decades as a Parisienne, Maud, a die-hard Irish patriot, celebrated St. Patrick’s day in style by attending or throwing, lavish banquets. On St. Patrick’s day, let’s pause for a moment to remember her and all the amazing work she did on behalf of Irish political prisoners, the kernel of which sprouted into Amnesty International.
To learn more about this fascinating young woman’s story, explore my website further or order the book: “The Fascination of What’s Difficult,” A Life of Maud Gonne