On Saturday 17 November 2018 Athlone Castle Visitor Centre presented a public lecture entitled ‘Art and the vote: The images of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign’ by Athlone Castle Cultural Officer Donna Gilligan. The talk will explore the visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign, and will discuss the use of protest art, political cartoons, and…

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Between 16 and 30 November 2018 the Luan Gallery, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, to commemorate the centenary of the first granting of votes to women in 1918, hosted an exhibition entitled Art and the vote: The visual culture of the Irish women’s suffrage campaign.  Throughout the Irish campaign for votes for women, suffragists used many forms of visual…

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On Wednesday 14 March 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate took place in Custume Barracks, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, on the subject of ‘John Redmond: his life and legacy’. 6 March 2018 marked the centenary of the death of John Redmond, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated party political life since the…

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