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History Ireland Hedge School: 1918-2018 – a century of women’s activism

5 October, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

With Sarah-Anne Buckley, Kitty Holland, Mary McAuliffe and Anne Speed; chaired by Tommy Graham.

A century ago some women in 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 wider Irish nationalist, labour and cultural movements of the day. However, women’s rights were marginalized in the partitioned, conservative Ireland that emerged thereafter, until challenged by the ‘second wave’ of feminism in the 1970s, particularly on reproductive and health issues.
This History Ireland Hedge School promises a lively discussion of these and related matters.

Sarah-Anne Buckley is lecturer in history at NUI Galway.

Kitty Holland is Social Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times.

Mary McAuliffe is an Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD.

Anne Speed is a member of the ICTU Executive Council.

Tommy Graham is a founder (1993) and editor of History Ireland magazine.

No booking required. All welcome on a first come first served basis.



5 October, 2018
6:30 pm
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City Hall
Dame Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland
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