Ex­tra­or­di­nary Wick­low women sub­ject of ex­hibit

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

AN EX­HI­BI­TION telling the sto­ries of 13 Wick­low women will open in County Build­ings on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3.

This year marks the cen­te­nary of the Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Peo­ple Act 1918 which ex­tended for the first time the right to vote (suf­frage) to women, al­beit with cer­tain re­stric­tions.

In com­mem­o­ra­tion of this cen­te­nary, the Wick­low Her­itage Fo­rum, through Our Wick­low Her­itage, made a pub­lic ap­peal ear­lier this year for sto­ries re­lat­ing to Our Wick­low Women.

Sto­ries were in­vited of Wick­low women who have made a dif­fer­ence in our com­mu­nity: sto­ries of suc­cess, strug­gle, or of quiet dili­gence.

The re­ac­tion has been amaz­ing and all the tales sub­mit­ted have been pub­lished on the on­line com­mu­nity her­itage ar­chive www.coun­ty­wick­lowher­itage.org. They cover a wide geo­graph­i­cal spread and en­com­pass a vast spec­trum of ac­tiv­ity and achieve­ment.

A se­lec­tion of these, con­sist­ing of 13 in­di­vid­ual sto­ries, has been com­piled into an Our Wick­low Women ex­hi­bi­tion. This fea­tures Mairin Cre­gan, Jenny Wyse Power, Lizzie Le Blond, Theo­dosia Blach­ford, Lucinda Sul­li­van, Kate Tyrrell, Maria Cur­ran, Averil Deverell, Josephine Hef­fer­nan, El­iz­a­beth Smith, Ninette De Valois, El­iza Davis and Anna Par­nell.

All wel­come to at­tend the launch of the ex­hi­bi­tion at 5.30 p.m. on Mon­day, in County Build­ings. The ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­til the end of Jan­uary 2019.

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