Women in 1916

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Women in 1916 

Near FM, in partnership with the Coolock Library and in association with the Northside Community Law Centre, are delighted to present a three part series about women and social justice in 1916.

The series will reflect on women in the era of the 1916 Rising, how they lived and worked and what roles women played in society with topics to include living conditions in the tenements, the suffragettes and more. Each event will feature a speaker and songs from the era performed by An Góilín Singers Group.

Each evening will be hosted by an experienced presenter in a conversational style and there will be audience Q&A at the end of each talk.

  • Wednesday February 24th –
  • PRESENTER:   Debbie Hutchinson (Near FM); GUEST SPEAKERS:  Niamh Murray on ‘Women & the Rising’ and Dr Conor McCabe on The economic situation for women 1916; SINGERS: An Góilín: Fergus Russell
  • Radio Broadcast March 9th @ 2.30pm

  • Wednesday March 2nd
    PRESENTER:   Debbie Hutchinson (Near FM); GUEST SPEAKERS:  Donna Cooney on Elizabeth O’Farrell and Padraig Yeates on Women and the Law/Crime and Punishment; SINGERS: An Góilín – Fergus Russell
  • Radio Broadcast March 16th @ 2.30pm

  • Wednesday March 9th
    PRESENTER:  Felicity Kearney (Near FM); GUEST SPEAKERS:  Rhona McCord on Tenements/Social Conditions and Dr Aoife O’Donoghue on Legal & Social status of women in 1916; SINGERS:  An Góilín – Fergus Russell
  • Radio Broadcast March 23rd @ 2.30pm

All talks are recorded and broadcast by Near FM on March 9th, 16th & 23rd @ 2.30pm. All radio programme are made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.