On Tuesday 3 April Dublin City Library and Archive presented the first in their new 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 first lecture, on Tuesday 3 April, was by Dr. Bernard Kelly, and wass entitled “Would you rather they stopped here to fight against us?’ Enlistment, conscription and Irish women during the First World War’.
The lecture took place in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, D2 between 1.10-1.50 pm.