‘Our Wicklow Women’ exhibition
This exhibition telling the stories of 13 Wicklow women is currently on in Blessington Library. The exhibition features the 13 individual stories of women from across the county and will run till Thursday, October 10, at 8 p.m.
This collection of stories and exhibition came about as part of the commemoration of the centenary of the Representation of the People Act of 1918 which extended for the first time the right to vote to women. As part of the commemoration Wicklow Heritage Forum made a public appeal for stories relating to Wicklow women who had made a difference in our community either through success, struggle or determination. The reaction was amazing and all the tales submitted have been published on the online community heritage archive countywicklowheritage.org.
The exhibit 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.
There will be a talk in the library on Thursday, October 3, to celebrate the life of one of the local women who feature in this exhibition. All welcome to come along.