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ILLUSTRATED TALK: Helena Molony (1883-1967) – Modern Irishwomen Lecture Series

October 13, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


October 13, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Education Room, Galway City Museum


Brendan McGowan

Aimee Plunkett discusses republican, feminist and trade union activist Helena Molony. Aimee Plunkett works for the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is a former historical tour guide at the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

1918 was a landmark year for women in Ireland and Britain, with legislation beginning the process of their inclusion in politics. Famously, in December 1918, Constance de Markievicz became the first women elected to the British House of Commons, only to abstain from taking her seat as a member of Sinn Féin. To mark the centenary of this pivotal year in women’s history, Galway City Museum is hosting a series of monthly lectures – curated by Dr James Curry and supported by the Moore Institute, NUI, Galway – on Markievicz and seven other ‘Modern Irishwomen’.