DUBLIN: Margaret Pearse & Company
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

DUBLIN: Margaret Pearse & Company

Locations: Performances in Dublin and U.S. during the Month of January 2018. Illumination in Dublin for Illuminate Herstory Light Festival at The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street., Dublin, Dublin D02K037 Ireland

Under the coordination of Kathleen Warner Yeates company, Flying Turtle Productions, we will facilitate simultaneous performance productions in Dublin and the U.S. which will be created by secondary school students. In Dublin, it will be Larkin College with Michelle Fallon and in the U.S. the Abington Friends School with Megan Bellwoar Hollinger. Our producing theatre partner in the U.S. will be the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia. The schools will be creating a performance based on the life of an actual local woman from history, and will be exchanging videos of their progress with their counterpart in the other country. Final performance in early 2018. See our weblink on the Flying Turtle Productions website for more up to date details. Illumination will take place with images of Margaret Pearse at the Ireland Institute during the festival.

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Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

DUBLIN: Smashing Times presents 'Creative Celebration of the Centenary Vote for Women'

Location: 43 Grosvenor Place, Rathmines, Dublin, Dublin D06 X8F2 Ireland

Date: 6th Saturday 2018 at 7.30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Friends of Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company are hosting a storytelling event on Saturday 6 January 2018. The evening is a gathering of women, men and young people to remember and celebrate all women with a focus on the centenary of the suffrage movement and the plight of today’s migrant women. Women remembered include Dr Kathleen Lynn (1874-1955), medical doctor, feminist and social activist; Constance Markievicz (1868-1927), one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, the first woman elected to the British House of Commons and first female Cabinet Minister in Europe; and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington (1877-1946), feminist, pacifist and human rights campaigner and one of the original founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League. Smashing Times also take this opportunity to remember and celebrate the incredible work of Mary Elmes (1908-2002), a Cork woman who was the first Irish person honoured as ‘Righteous Among Nations’ for her work saving Jewish children from the Nazi gas chambers during World War II. All stories are important and by remembering women such as Dr Kathleen Lynn, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington or Mary Elmes we hope to play a part in opening up debate on the many different roles women have played in history. Also the story of Mary Elmes has many parallels today. Mary was actively involved in helping refugees who were fleeing from war and persecution. Today we are witnessing the flight of ordinary men, women and children from the war and there is an onus on all of us to support in whatever way we can. Each person brings a photograph of a woman they love, sharing her story, wisdom and insights.

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DUBLIN: Women and Warriors
Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

DUBLIN: Women and Warriors

VENUE: Smock Alley Theatre, Main Space, 6/7 Exchange Street Lower, Dublin 8

DATE: Saturday 6th January at 7.30pm

CandleLit Tales presents Women & Warriors. Most of us can name the great heroes of Irish legend, but what about the great heroines? Women who fought as hard as their husbands and brothers and sons, who struggled under curses and captivity, who rebelled, who avenged their loved ones, and avenged themselves. Women who deserve to be remembered!

Join us for ancient tales retold. Some you may know, but from another perspective, some you may never have heard (including the lost tale of Eachtach, who proved more than a match to Fionn MacCumhaill). Tales of strength and tales of softness, and where those aspects meet.

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OFFALY: Mary Ward's Amazing World of Wonder
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

OFFALY: Mary Ward's Amazing World of Wonder

Location: Birr Castle Courtyard, Birr Castle, Rosse Row, Birr, Offaly, R42PD79 Ireland

Date: Saturday 6th January 2018, at 6pm. Free and open to the public.

The pioneering scientist and Entomologist Mary Ward was examining the minutiae of life through the microscope in the mid nineteenth century, a time of huge scientific advances, including, the Leviathan Telescope, built by her cousins at Birr Castle, and the invention of the first animation device in Belgium.

We have combined and expanded these Victorian visual discoveries and drawn on the tradition of "Science as Performance" to transform Birr Castle Courtyard with a projection of Macro photography and zoetrope animation, with music and spoken word, adapted from her book, "A World of Wonders Revealed by the Microscope", published in 1885.

This event is sponsored by Offaly County Council & Creative Ireland.

 

 

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MEATH: "Reel: Irish Women"
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

MEATH: "Reel: Irish Women"

Location: Oldcastle Library, Millbrook Road, Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland.

Date: Saturday 6th January at 4pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Screening of "Reel Irish Women" a short film depicting the prominent role of women in the 1916 Rising and how their role was erased from history. The screening will be followed by a talk and Q/A session with the film's director Elaine Gallagher.

This event is sponsored by Meath County Council

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WEXFORD: Revolutionary Wexford Women
Jan
6
3:30 PM15:30

WEXFORD: Revolutionary Wexford Women

VENUE: Wexford Town Library on Mallin Street 

DATE: Saturday 6th January at 3.30pm

Wexford County Council Public Library Service presents an illumination and free lecture to celebrate the lives and contributions of three revolutionary Wexford women. Una Brennan was a nationalist, feminist and journalist who became secretary of Inghinidhe na hÉireann, a radical nationalist women’s organisation which merged with Cumann na mBan in 1914. She was one of three women who raised the Tricolour in Enniscorthy during Easter week 1916. Josephine Min’ Ryan was an Irish nationalist and honorary secretary of the executive committee of Cumann na mBan. She acted as a dispatch rider in Enniscorthy in the days leading up to the Rising, and served at the G.P.O and Jacob’s factory. Lady Jane Wilde was an Irish poet under the pen name "Speranza“and supporter of the nationalist movement. She was an early advocate of women's rights, and campaigned for better education for women.

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DUBLIN: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington & the Cause of Women’s Suffrage
Jan
6
2:00 PM14:00

DUBLIN: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington & the Cause of Women’s Suffrage

VENUE: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, The Chq Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.

DATE: Saturday 6th January at 2pm

2018 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland. At the very heart of the Irish suffragette movement was the remarkable Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. Suffragette, republican, hunger striker & industrial activist she holds a unique position in Irish history. In collaboration with Herstory Ireland the museum is delighted to have Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington; the granddaughter of Hanna and Francis; speak on the central role played by her grandmother within the Irish Suffragette movement. She will also discuss Hanna's landmark 1917 US lecture tour during which she spoke at over 250 venues including a sell-out Carnegie Hall and her own account of her time following in Hanna footsteps.

EPIC Museum will also be illuminating the CHQ building in orange and pink, the #IlluminateHerstory festival colours. 

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LOUTH: Celebrating Jaki McCarrick
Jan
6
12:00 PM12:00

LOUTH: Celebrating Jaki McCarrick

LOCATION: An Táin Arts Centre, Crowe St, Dundalk, Louth A91 W20C Ireland

DATE: 6th January 2018

An Táin Arts Centre will be lit up this Women's Christmas, celebrating the work of Jaki McCarrick. Jaki, originally from Dundalk, is an award-winnng writer of prose, poetry and plays. There will by a number of images projected with original design by An Táin Arts Centre's 2017 visual artist in residence, Roseann Berrill.

Jaki's most recent play, Belfast Girls, developed at the National Theatre Studio, London, was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award. Her story collection, The Scattering, was published in 2013 by Seren Books and was shortlisted for the 2014 Edge Hill Prize.

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ARMAGH: Robinson Library
Jan
5
to Jan 8

ARMAGH: Robinson Library

LOCATION: The Robinson Library, 43 Abbey St, Armagh BT61 7DY, UK

DATE: 5-8th January 2018

The iconic Robinson Library Armagh will illuminating in pink and orange, the univerisal colours of the Divine Feminine, symbolising creativity, warmth, joy and optimism.

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TYRONE: Illuminating Sister Nivedita
Jan
5
to Jan 7

TYRONE: Illuminating Sister Nivedita

LOCATION: Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, 26 Market Square, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone

DATE: 5-8th January 2018

Mid Ulster Council presents illuminations of Sr. Nivedita at Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre. Born in Dungannon in 1867, Margaret Nobel was a well-respected social worker, teacher, who opened a school for girls in Calcutta. She is a well known figure in India – there is a stamp in her honour, a bridge and many schools, organisations named after her. This year marks the 150th anniversary of her birth. 

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DUBLIN: GEOPOP BAZOOKA ILLUMINATIONS
Jan
5
to Jan 6

DUBLIN: GEOPOP BAZOOKA ILLUMINATIONS

 

LOCATION: DUBLIN CITY 

DATE: Friday 5th & Saturday 6th January 2018

Pop-up illuminations celebrating ancient goddesses, warrior queens, migrant women, lost legends, and a few surprises. Featuring art by Jim Fitzpatrick, Courtney Davis and the Radical Love Exhibition. Follow the action on Twitter with #IlluminateHerstory #GeoPop

 

 

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Down: Local Heroines
Jan
5
to Jan 8

Down: Local Heroines

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will illuminate Newry Town Hall and the town's bridges in pink and orange, the #IlluminateHerstory festival colours, symbolising the Divine Feminine virtues of creativity, optimism, warmth and joy.

They have chosen to celebrate  the lives of three local women: Margaret Clarke, Ada Bodart, Elizabeth Gould Bell. 

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CORK: Breaking Down Barriers
Jan
5
to Jan 7

CORK: Breaking Down Barriers

VENUE: Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork T12 K335

Date: Friday 5th - Sunday 7th from 5pm daily

An illuminated display of eight notable Irish women: Albinia Brodrick/Gobnaít Ni Bhruadair, Patricia Lynch, Alice Milligan, Mary Hayden, Helena Concannon, Nora Connolly O'Brien, Alice Stopford Green and Siobhán Lankford. They were all pioneering and groundbreaking in their achievements in their particular field in the early part of the twentieth century. Their work included the areas of women's rights, academia, the Irish cultural revival, journalism and labour activism.

 

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DERRY: Illuminating local legends
Jan
5
to Jan 7

DERRY: Illuminating local legends

In the city of Londonderry, Derry City and Strabane District Council will illuminate The GuildHall clock face in pink and orange, the universal colours of the Divine Feminine.

The Tower Museum will illuminate with three legendary local women between 4-7pm, from 5-8th January:

1) Marlene Jefferson 1934-2015 First Lady Mayor of the city

2)Bridget Bond 1925-1990 well known leader of the civil rights movement and Lifelong Housing Campaigner.

3) Mabel Colhoun 1905-1992 Archaeologist, teacher and naturalist. She was a pioneering woman who dedicated over 50 years of her life excavating artefacts from Innishowen.

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