Aviatrix Lilian Bland

Miss Bland was a jockey, a sports photographer, a journalist, a car dealer and a pioneer farmer. She also built Ireland's first powered airplane, entirely by hand, and successfully piloted it.

Eastern slope of Carnmoney Hill viewed from Monkstown. Photo by Gary Thompson/licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic. Inset: The Mayfly. Public Domain

Topics in this Podcast: women, Irish history, 19th century, 20th century, biographies, Ireland, women's history, aviation, photography, women in aviation