Suffrage

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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3 November 2018: ‘Pioneering women in Irish history’, Tuam, Co. Galway

On Saturday 3 November the Old Tuam Society and Galway County Council presented a one-day conference entitled ‘Pioneering women in Irish history’, to mark the centenary of the achievement of female suffrage for women over 30, with property rights or a university education. Speakers included John Cunningham (NUIG), Geraldine Curtin, and Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington (NUIG). There was also be…

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3 November 2018: ‘Deeds not words? Assessing a century of change’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Saturday 3 November 2018 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, will host a one-day conference entitled ‘Deeds not words? Assessing a century of change’This conference brings together a range of academics, historians and writers to explore changes and advancements in Irish society, particularly for women over…

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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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