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4 December 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’, National Photographic Archive, Dublin 2

On Tuesday 4 December 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate will be hosted by the National Library of Ireland to tie in with its current exhibition ‘From ballots to bullets: Ireland 1918-1919’. The exhibition covers the turbulent years of 1918 and 1919, a period that witnessed the end of the First World War, the suffragette movement, the…

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17 November 2018: ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

On Saturday 17 November 2018 Athlone Castle Visitor Centre will present a public lecture entitled ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’ by Athlone Castle Cultural Officer Donna Gilligan. The talk will explore the visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign, and will discuss the use of protest art, political cartoons,…

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16-30 November 2018: Exhibition: ‘Art and the vote: The visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’, Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Between 16 and 30 November 2018 the Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, to commemorate the centenary of the first granting of votes to women in 1918, will host an exhibition entitled Art and the vote: The visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign.  Throughout the Irish campaign for votes for women, suffragists used many forms of…

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2 November 2018: History Ireland ‘Hedge School: ‘100 years of women in politics and political life’, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

On Friday 2 November 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘100 years of women in politics and political life’ will take place in Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. A hundred years ago women in Ireland (then part of the UK) got the vote. To mark a century of women’s subsequent involvement in politics and public life…

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5 October 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

On Friday 5 October Dublin City Hall, Dame St, Dublin 2, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’. A century ago the women of Ireland (then part of the UK) got the vote, the culmination of years of ‘first wave’ feminist activism, not only on the suffrage question, but in…

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27-29 September 2018: Douglas Hyde Conference: ‘People, place & time: Converging histories’, Ballaghederreen, Co. Roscommon

From Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018 the thirtieth Douglas Hyde Conference took place in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. The conference was established in 1988 in honour od Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), co-founder of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) and first president of Ireland. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘People, places &…

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14 September 2018: ‘Protest through print: Women’s suffrage and print media centenary seminar’, National Print Museum, Dublin 4

On Friday 14 September 2018 the National Print Museum hosted a day-long seminar exploring the use of print media by Irish suffragists and their opponents in their methods of promotion and protest.This event was organised in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Print, protest and the polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power…

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