On Tuesday 24 April Dublin City Library and Archive presented the fourth and final lecture in their Spring 2018 series of lunchtime lectures, entitled ‘”Doing their bit”: Irish women and the First World War’. The series will explore different aspects of Irish women’s experiences throughout the First World War, from anti-enlistment activism to working in munition factories and war-time nursing, to the legacy and long-term impact of the war on the role of women in Irish society. The lecture series complements the new exhibition “Doing their Bit” Irish Women and the First World War, on display at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 until 28 April 2018.
The fourth lecture, on Tuesday 24 April, was by Dr Fionnuala Walsh (UCD), and is entitled ‘”The world we had known had vanished’: the impact of the First World War on women in Ireland’. The lecture took place in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, D2.