5 October 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘1918-2018: A century of women’s activism’, Dublin City Hall, Dublin 2

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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20 September 2018: Launch of ‘“You never saw such excitement”: The 1918 election of Countess Markievicz’, Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8

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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14 September 2018: ‘Protest through print: Women’s suffrage and print media centenary seminar’, National Print Museum, Dublin 4

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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29 July-19 October 2018: ‘Votes for Women: Suffrage and Citizenship’, Leinster House, Kildare St, Dublin 2

On Wednesday 20 July the National Museum of Ireland, in collaboration with the Vótáil 100 initiative of the Oireachtas, launched a new exhibition entitled ‘Votes for Women: Suffrage and Citizenship’, marking the centenary of the parliamentary vote for women in specified categories in Ireland and Britain. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the…

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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

Beginning Thursday 17 May 2018 the National Print Museum, Beggars Bush Barracks, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, presented 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 use of…

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3 May 2018: ‘Commemorating the 100th anniversary of votes for women: A panel discussion’, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare

On 3 May 2018 Maynooth University hosted a panel discussion on ‘Commemorating the 100th anniversary of votes for women’. The panel will consist of Dr. Margaret Ward (QUB), Prof Louise Ryan (Sheffield), and Dr Caitríona Beaumont (London South Bank University). The event was  chaired by Prof. Linda Connolly (Maynooth) and was followed by a reception. The panel…

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25 April 2018: Vótáil 100: Roscommon Commemorative Lecture Programme, King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, hosted the ‘Vótáil 100: Roscommon Commemorative Lecture Programme’. This one-day event, organised by Roscommon County Council as part of the Vótáil 100 initiative, saw a range of speakers address the centenary of the achievement of  female suffrage and its implications. Topics for discussion included the…

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6 February 2018: Suffrage and society: Then and now: Reflections on the Representation of the People Act, 1918

On Tuesday 6 February 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in conjunction with Queens University Belfast and the Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies hosted a full day conference examining the history and context of the act. The conference…

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