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Sarah Cecilia Harrison, Dublin’s First Female Councillor
September 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Sarah Cecilia Harrison, 1863-1941, was Dublin’s first female councillor, elected in 1912, but failed to be re-elected in 1915, and another attempt to be elected in 1920 was also unsuccessful. An accomplished artist, her short career as a public representative is virtually unknown.
Her championing of the poor and down-trodden on the city raised the hackles of vested interests who conspired that her representation on Dublin Corporation was limited to one term (1912-1915). In subsequent decades she concentrated on art: painting and exhibiting