Local Authority Events

24 November 2018: ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’, Birr, Co. Offaly

On Saturday 24 November 2018 Birr Library will host a talk by Denis Kirby of the Leinster Regiment Association, entitled ‘Martin Moffat VC and the liberation of Ledegem, 14 October 1918’. After four years of German occupation the 2nd Battalion of the Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) liberated the town of Ledegem in Belgium, after which…

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20 November 2018: ‘Women and the vote in 1918’, Shannon, Co. Clare

On Tuesday 20 November 2018, as part of Clare County Library’s Decade of Centenaries Lecture Series, Mary Clancy (NUIG) will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Women and the vote in 1918’ at Seán Lemass Public Library, Shannon. This will explore women’s activism, especially in the west of Ireland, in 1918. The lecture will take place at 6.30pm.…

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19 November 2018: ‘100 years of women’s votes’, Sligo

On Monday 19 November 2018 a seminar entitled ‘100 years of women’s votes’, to commemorate the achievement of women’s suffrage in 1918, and to explore the place of women in politics today will take place at The Model, Sligo. Speakers will include Carole Coleman, Helen Pankhurst, and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington. The seminar will take pace from 10am…

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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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14-23 November 2018: Exhibition on ‘World War One: The Westmeath connection’, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Between Wednesday 14 November and Wednesday 23 November 2018, to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Westmeath County Council is presenting an exhibition in Mullingar entitled ‘World War One: The Westmeath connection’.  This exhibition is an initiative of the Westmeath Heritage Forum. It offers insights not only into the sheer scale…

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