Galway City Museum’s programme of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and lectures. Enjoy our current series of online workshops here!
ILLUSTRATED TALK: Helena Molony (1883-1967)
October 13, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm| Free
Nell Regan discusses republican, feminist and trade union activist Helena Molony. Based in Dublin, Nell Regan is a poet and non-fiction writer whose latest book is Helena Molony: A Radical Life, 1883- 1967 (2017).
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’.