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

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On Friday 2 November 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘100 years of women in politics and political life’ took 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 Dublin…

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On Friday 5 October Dublin City Hall, Dame St, Dublin 2, hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate entitled ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’. A century ago the women of Ireland (then part of the UK) got the vote, the culmination of years of ‘first wave’ feminist activism, not only on the suffrage question, but in the…

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From Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018 the thirtieth Douglas Hyde Conference took place in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon. The conference was established in 1988 in honour od Douglas Hyde (1860-1949), co-founder of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) and first president of Ireland. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘People, places &…

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On Thursday 20 September 2016 a new exhibition was launched at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 8, entitled ‘”You never saw such excitement”: The 1918 election of Countess Markievicz’. The new exhibition, which is an addition to the permanent exhibition at Richmond Barracks, focuses on the two year period from the release of Constance Markievicz from…

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On Friday 14 September 2018 the National Print Museum hosted a day-long seminar exploring the use of print media by Irish suffragists and their opponents in their methods of promotion and protest.This event was organised in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Print, protest and the polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power…

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