SUFFRAGIST CITY: Women and the Vote in Dublin
25 August - 14 October
One event on 4 October, 2018 at 4:00pm
Suffragism was the conviction that votes should be extended to women. In February 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed and women who were over 30 years of age were finally allowed to vote. Eleven months later, the voters of Dublin elected Constance Markievicz, the first woman to win a seat at Westminster. Suffragists in Ireland had endured ridicule, assault, and imprisonment in their quest for social justice. This exhibition tells their story.
Women in Traditional Irish Music: Inspired by the exhibition, traditional musicians Mairéad O’Donnell, Aisling Keogh and Derek Copley will perform an hour of songs and tunes on 4th October at 4pm.