On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May Richmond Barracks in association with UCD Gender studies hosted a conference entitled ‘Interrogating Markievicz: Gender, class and activism’. This will commemorate the centenary of the election of Constance Markievicz, as the first female Westminster MP in December 1918.
The conference opened on Friday 11 May with keynote addresses by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Lauren Arrington (Liverpool), a poetry performance by Sarah Clancy and music, followed by the launch of Sonja Tiernan’s Eva Gore-Booth: Collected Poems (Arlen House) and a drinks reception. Panel discussions and workshops followed on Saturday 12 May, with speakers and participants including Liz Gillis, Mary McAuliffe (UCD), and Senator Lynn Ruane; follow this link for the full programme.
From UCD Decade of Centenaries: read Senia Paseta’s entry on Constance Markievicz from the Dictionary of Irish Biography.