Location: Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, MANCHESTER, Greater Manchester M8 0AE United Kingdom
Date: Monday 8th January at 6.30pm
This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.
The Irish Diaspora Foundation at the Irish World Heritage Centre is delighted to participate in the 2018 Illuminate Herstory Light Festival (Jan 5th-8th), Ireland’s annual new global light festival, celebrating women and girls across history, by hosting an informal celebration of Irish Nurses and Irish Women in Nursing in the UK on Monday 8th January, 6.30-8pm. We'd like to invite Irish women and women of Irish descent to join us for an informal social gathering to light up the fantastic contribution Irish nurses have made through the ages to nursing and nursing history in the UK.
We especially want to acknowledge the contribution of Irish women to the development of nursing in the UK and to the NHS, now and in the past. We will light up and celebrate the contributions of Elizabeth O’ Farrell, Dame Sheila Quinn, Mary Morris and Mary Hazard and we very much hope that current Irish nurses and nursing students in Manchester and Greater Manchester might join us on the evening.
We will also be supporting a project celebrating 70 years of the NHS by hosting an information stall that allows you to explore opportunities to record your experiences for this project.