From The Irish Volunteer, April 11, 1914.
- To advance the cause of Irish liberty.
- To organise Irishwomen in furtherance of this object.
- To assist in arming and equipping a body of Irishmen for the defence of Ireland.
- To form a Fund for these purposes to be called “The Defence of Ireland Fund.”
- For the time being, the direction of the branches will be carried on by the Provisional Committee.
- Branches will be formed throughout the country, pledged to the Constitution, and directed in a general way by the Provisional Committee.
- Members will be expected, in addition to their local subscriptions, to support the “Defence of Ireland Fund” by subscription or otherwise.
- The affiliation Fee for branches shall be Five shillings per annum.
Mrs. John MacNeill, Mrs. Wyse Power, Madam O’Rahilly, Miss Agnes O’Farrelly, M.A.; Miss Tuohy, Miss MacDonagh O’Mahony, Miss Gavan Duffy, B.A; Mrs. Padraic Colum, B.A., Mary M Colum, B.A., Louise Gavan Duffy, B.A., Hon Secs.
Women of Irish birth or descent alone are eligible.