Where did the struggles of these ten women for Irish freedom begin? What made them support the Rising in 1916? The answer might be to do with events in their childhoods - a skating accident, a Fenian nanny, tales of the Famine, a close friendship, and a sense of exile. These experiences formed them into brave and adventurous people who were ready to risk their lives. The Heroes series offers an engaging and introduction to some of the founders of modern Ireland.