Thursday, 20th September 2018
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In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 NCCWN Waterford Women's Centre will launch an exhibition honouring 100 years of women’s right to vote Annual Women’s History Exhibition Together with "Roses from the Heart" Bonnet Exhibition in Waterford Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford on 8th March at 11.30am.

Waterford Women’s Centre presents a rich and extensive exhibition highlighting Waterford city and county women’s stories through photographs and written narrative. This exhibition represents many years of collaboration between Andrew Kelly, Kilmacthomas and Waterford Women’s Centre’s management members Ann Fitzgerald.

This year’s exhibition highlights the 1918-2018 Centenary of women’s suffrage. After a long and difficult campaign women got the right to vote. They had to be 30 years of age and own property. Eventually in 1922 after a strong campaign, all Irish women over 21 were given the right to vote. The exhibition will also highlight Waterford born Dr Mary Strangman, Waterford’s first woman Councillor, doctor, feminist, suffragette and public health activist to be honoured won the 7th of March with Civic Trust Blue Plaque sponsored by NCCWN Waterford Women's Centre through their 'Pink Plaque Campaign'.

Dr Christina Henri an artist from Tasmania, Australia will give a short presentation on the bonnet making project "Roses from the Heart". This exhibition will be in the library from Tuesday the 26th of February to the 26rd of March including a launch on International Women’s day 8th of March.

For further information contact: Ann Fitzgerald / Breda Murphy 051-351918, Waterford Women's Centre, 74-76 Manor Street, Waterford.

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