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Women's Museum of Ireland
Commemorating the women of Ireland. Launched March 2013.
Commemorating the women of Ireland. Launched March 2013.

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Come celebrate Nollaig na mBan with us! Tuesday, 6 January at the Irish Writer's Centre

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"I owe a supreme debt of gratitude to the mountains for knocking from me the shackles of conventionality, but I had to struggle hard for my freedom. My mother faced the music on my behalf when my grand-aunt, Lady Bentinck, sent out a frantic S.O.S. “Stop her climbing mountains! She is scandalizing all London and looks like a Red Indian.""

Read about the fascinating life of the adventurer (and Wicklow woman) Lizzie Le Blond (1860-1934) in our latest update >>

#wmnhist   #history    #alps   #climbing   #victorian   #womenshistory  

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When Synge met Molly - a tale of romance across the class divide is the latest addition to the Women's Museum of Ireland site today, to mark St. Valentine's Day - #wmnhist   #valentinesday   #irishactress   #synge   #playboyofthewesternworld   #irishhistory   #ireland   #irishromance  

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Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Matilda Knowles (1864-1933). A lichen expert, Knowles took part in the Clare Island survey (1909-1911) and was one of the top botanists working with the Herbarium when it was situated in the National Museum Of Natural History. Today it is in the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin.

Charlotte Salter-Townshend, an information officer at the Botanic Gardens, writes about Knowles life and work:

#wmnhistory   #womeninscience   #botany   #botanist   #irishhistory   #wmusirl   #wmnhist  

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Girls selected from Irish workhouses for the Female Orphan Scheme to Australia had “to be imbued with religion and morally pure”, preferably between the ages of 14 – 18, in good health and posess industrial skills (which would not be possible given the level of education and training provided to workhouse females).

Read about the Female Orphan Scheme to Australia in the 1840s, now online:

#wmnhist   #irishhistory   #irishorphans   #workhouse   #australianhistory  

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A centenary memorial at Glasnevin Cemetery this Saturday, for Alicia Brady, Jacob's factory striker, who was killed by a strike breaker on December 18th, 1913.

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The incredible, glamourous life of Irishwoman Kate Meyrick, who became “queen of the nightclubs” in 1920s London. A compelling read!   #wmnhist   #womenshistor   #irishhistory   #irishwomen  

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"The light of evening, Lissadell,
Great windows open to the south,
Two girls in silk kimonos, both
Beautiful, one a gazelle."
(In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz, W.B. Yeats, 1927)

Following yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, we hope to see the historic home of Constance and Eva, Lissadell House, reopened to the public in 2014! 

#wmnhist   #ireland   #irishhistory   #history   #sligo   #countryhouse   #countessmarkievicz   #yeats  

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A major retrospective exhibition coming this September to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA): 'Leonora Carrington: The Celtic Surrealist': 

#surrealism   #art   #twentiethcentury   #womenshistory  

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Her name now endows Dublin city's newest landmark. So who was Rosie Hackett? Read our latest article online:

  #history   #irishhistory   #activism   #womenshistory   #labourhistory  
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