Cumann na mBan

1 September 2018: ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches’, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

On Saturday 1 September 2018 the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will hosted a one-day conference entitled ‘Limerick 1918–23: New approaches. This will bring together a range of scholars working on new and innovative aspects of the history of the revolutionary years 1918–1923 in County Limerick. Taking local, national, and global perspectives, the conference will…

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4-5 August 2018: Centenary of ‘Gaelic Sunday’, 1918

On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 of August the GAA hosted a nationwide programme of events to mark the centenary of Gaelic Sunday, 4 August 1918. This was an organised protest undertaken against the increasing repression of the GAA by the British authorities in Ireland in the aftermath of the 1918 conscription crisis. From July…

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9 June 2018: Lá na mBan commemoration, Mansion House, Dublin 1

On Saturday 9 June 2019 SIPTU hosted a commemorative event in the forecourt of the Mansion House, Dublin to mark the centenary of ‘Lá na mBan’, 9 June 1918. This had arisen from the conscription crisis of 1918, and thousands of female activists took to the streets for Women’s Day/Lá na mBan to register another concerted…

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28 May 2018: ‘Female enfranchisement and its limitations, 1918-2018: Gender, politics, class, and caste in Ireland, Europe and India’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Monday 28 May 2018 Trinity College Dublin  hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘Female enfranchisement and its limitations, 1918-2018: Gender, politics, class, and caste in Ireland, Europe and India’. This symposium was held to commemorate 100 years of Suffrage in Ireland. It draws together established and early-career scholars in the fields of history, politics, art…

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17 May-30 September 2018: ‘Print, protest, and the polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908–1918’, National Print Museum, Dublin 4

From Thursday 17 May 2018 the National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, will present a new exhibition entitled Print, protest, and the polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908-1918. This exhibition will commemorate the centenary of the first female parliamentary vote in Ireland through exploration of the…

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11-12 May 2018: ‘Interrogating Markievicz: Gender, class and activism, 1918-2018’, Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8

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…

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3 April 2018: Dublin City Library and Archive lunchtime lecture series: ‘"Doing their bit": Irish women and the First World War’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

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…

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2 Jan.-28 Feb. 2018: ‘Suffragist city: Women and the vote in Dublin’, Dublin City Library and Archive, Dublin 2

From 2 January to 28 February 2018 Dublin City Library and Archive hosted a new exhibition entitled Suffragist city: Women and the vote in Dublin. Suffragism was the conviction that votes should be extended to women. By the early years of the twentieth century, the suffrage campaign had gained sufficient momentum to be regularly debated in parliament.…

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