Daugh­ters and he­roes

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What if you lifted the lid on the his­tory of women in a small Ir­ish town over the course of 100 years? What would you find? A group of women in Cahir, Co Tip­per­ary did just that and col­lected their tales into a book, Daugh­ters of Dún Ias­caigh, to cel­e­brate the cen­te­nary of Ir­ish women vot­ing for the first time, in 1918. The in­spir­ing and var­ied sto­ries take in women who fought in wars at home and abroad, were part of the suf­frage move­ment, Ti­tanic sur­vivors ( Kate Mc­Carthy, left, with her hus­band John Croke) and the first white woman to at­tend a Navajo Pow Wow. The launch is on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7th at 8pm in Cahir House Ho­tel. Pro­ceeds are be­ing do­nated to Cahir’s So­ci­ety of St Vin­cent de Paul for pro­grammes as­sist­ing women and chil­dren. Con­tact arthurodon­[email protected] gmail. com or phone

052- 7441642 for copies, ¤ 20.

PHO­TO­GRAPH: PAUL BUCK­LEY

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