Johanna Mary (Hanna) Sheehy (1877-1946) was the daughter of a well-to-do Irish family who were prominent in Catholic, nationalist, and intellectual circles in late 19th-century Dublin. She became an advocate of women's suffrage and, eventually, of all feminist ideas, and opposed militant nationalism with pacifism and narrow, sectarian Catholicism with agnosticism and internationalism. She was supported and abetted by her husband, Francis Skeffington, until he was executed by British troops in a strange and disturbing incident of the 1916 rebellion. Hanna continued her activism for 30 years longer. This detailed, albeit somewhat plodding, biography is recommended for extensive collections of women's studies and Irish history. John Moran, SUNY Coll. at Fredonia Lib.