Women and 1916 (at Farmleigh)

The Stinging Fly night at Farmleigh was a big success, thanks to all our speakers (Declan Meade, Sean O’Reilly, Paul Lynch, Lisa McInerney, Elaine Feeney) and the musicians (Seán McKeon and Liam O’Connor), and to everyone who came along to listen.

Next up we have 1916: Where were the Women?

This promises to be another special occasion, not to mention the appeal of Farmleigh House itself, or of having a glass of wine in the famous conservatory beforehand.

  • Tina O’Toole will talk about “Roger Casement and the New Woman
  • Celia de Fréine will talk about the early career of Louise Gavan Duffy and how she recreates the life of this educational pioneer in her new play Luíse.
  • Lucy McDiarmid will tell us about “Jumping into the GPO: how women got access to the revolution
  • Medb Ruane will tell the story of her research on Dr. Kathleen Lynn, co-founder of St. Ultan’s Hospital for children, which led to uncovering Kathleen’s diaries, opening the St. Ultan’s archive for the first time and reading secret correspondence over sixty years after it was written.

What does researching these women tell us about Ireland that we didn’t already know?

Music  by Esosa Ighodaro.

To apply for tickets, go to the Farmleigh website and scroll down to the link

Or: email farmleighinfo@opw.ie with 1916: Where Were the Women? in the subject line


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