Our Wicklow Women Exhibition

Photo:Our Irish Women Project Logo (click on image to read more about this design)

Our Irish Women Project Logo (click on image to read more about this design)

National Museum Of Ireland

Invitation to launch 3rd Dec 5.30pm 2018 - County Buildings Wicklow Town

By Deirdre Burns

An exhibition telling the stories of 13 Wicklow women will open in County Buildings on Monday, December 3rd.

This year marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which extended for the first time the right to vote (suffrage) to women, albeit with certain restrictions. 

In commemoration of this centenary, the Wicklow Heritage Forum, through Our Wicklow Heritage, made a public appeal earlier this year for stories relating to Our Wicklow Women. 

Stories were invited of Wicklow women who have made a difference in our community: stories of success, struggle, or of quiet diligence. 

The reaction has been amazing and all the tales submitted have been published on our online community heritage archive.    They cover a wide geographical spread and encompass a vast spectrum of activity and achievement. 

A selection of these, consisting of 13 individual stories, has been compiled into an Our Wicklow Women exhibition.   This features:

Mairin Cregan, Jenny Wyse Power, Lizzie Le Blond, Theodosia Blachford, Lucinda Sullivan, Kate Tyrrell, Maria Curran, Averil Deverell, Josephine Heffernan, Elizabeth Smith, Ninette De Valois, Eliza Davis and Anna Parnell.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Our Wicklow Women Exhibition' page

All are  invited to attend the launch of Our Wicklow Women at 5.30 pm on Monday 3rd December in County Buildings and to view the exhibition until the end of January 2019.


This exhibition is part of the 'Our Irish Women' initiative co-ordinated by our parent network Our Irish Heritage, read more here


This page was added by Deirdre Burns on 28/11/2018.