Illustrations by Louise Rowland

Our big focus for 2020 is the wonderful Herstory Education Programme, featuring a new game-changing teen magazine, website, book, workshops, summer camps, and more.

The Herstory education programme aims to strike a balance between education & entertainment, presenting Ireland’s extraordinary historical and contemporary women as alternative role models to challenge celebrity culture and the objectification of women. Through our heroines’ remarkable stories, young girls will learn tools and life lessons, helping them steer through challenging teenage years into adulthood. In the longterm, our objective is to see more women represented on the school curriculum but we’re not going to wait for that day. 

The Herstory Education Team includes Dr. Emma Black, Educational Psychologist; Claire Hennessy, Penguin Ireland’s YA & children’s books editor; Dr. Mary McAuliffe, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, UCD; and Dr. Senia Paseta, Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford; Dr. Jennifer Redmond, Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish History, NUI Maynooth; and bestselling authors Sheena Wilkinson, Deirdre Sullivan and Tara Flynn.

Make a donation today and gift the Daughters of Ireland and future generations with authentic role models.