Doors: 6pm & Start: 6.30
Herstory is a new cultural movement created to tell the life stories of historical, contemporary and mythological women. St. Patrick’s Festival talks in landmark locations around the city celebrating women’s stories throughout history.
Generations of pioneering Irish women played a crucial role in the development of democracy in their own country and around the world. As we approach the centenary of the partial enfranchisement of Irish women, it is vital that we honour these women and their contribution to Irish and world history, and it is fitting that we do in the heart of Irish democracy.
In the Decade of Centenaries, egalitarian partnerships, personal and professional, from history and contemporary culture will be explored. You will discover that in nearly every remarkable woman’s biography, there was a man who saw her as an equal. Speakers reveal the dynamic duos who spearheaded the 1916 Rising and the Suffrage Movement at home in Ireland and abroad. ‘Ireland of Equals’ was the 1916 vision. Once perceived as visionary, with time has become a reality.
Speakers include Senia Paseta (Professor of Modern History, Oxford University), Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skefﬁngton (Women’s Rights Activist and granddaughter of Hanna & Francis Sheehy-Skefﬁngton), Dr. Mary Mc Auliffe (Historian and Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, UCD) & more to be announced. Each speaker is followed by a performance by young contemporary poets from the NUI Maynooth; Rebecca T. Kealy, Melissa Ridge and Felicia Oulsanya.