‘Our Wick­low Women’ ex­hi­bi­tion

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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