On a recent jaunt to Wexford I made a lovely discovery, the grave of Anita Lett near Bree outside of Enniscorty. Anita Georgina Edith Lett was an Irish activist who founded the Irish Countrywomen's Association, originally known as the United Irishwomen. I have never joined the ICA, but I am constantly asked to give talks to them and I have always enjoyed them.
She believed that woman could and should be involved in activism and occupy public roles, and be especially responsible for women's work and children's welfare. Formed in 1908, Lett discussed the importance of healthcare, education, fashion, horticulture, rearing of children and the dullness of rural Ireland. She advocated that women needed to be represented in government and that it was their right to be elected to positions of influence.
Anita supported women to develop the role of women and formation of strong Irish identity and was instrumental in creating local Comogie champions. Described as a tenacious, gifted woman with a vibrant personality, who pursued her goals. A woman like that has got to be in your tribe right?