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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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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