On Monday 21 January 2019 the National Library of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, in association with Dublin Lyric, hosted a performance of the late Miriam Gallagher’s play Girls in Silk Kimonos. Originally written for radio, the play centres on the correspondence between Constance Markievicz and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, focusing on Constance’s election to Westminster in…

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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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