Tuesday 20 March 2018

'100 years of women's suffrage' at County Hall

On International Women's Day, 8th March, Cork County Library will host a panel discussion to mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, looking at the role women play in the modern social and political order, both in Ireland and internationally.

In the context of that historic victory and the sacrifices that were made to achieve it, a reflection on the roles of women in society today is timely.

Author Denyse Woods will chair a discussion which, among other topics, will look at the level of engagement of women in traditional politics, in democracy and in the wider social system. The panellists will be Fiona Finn, Chief Executive Officer of NASC, Colette Sheridan, Journalist, Rola Abu Zeid-O'Neill, Lecturer in Women's Studies, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC, and Liz Maddox, Chairperson of the Older People's Council in County Cork.

Taking place in the Council Chamber at County Hall, Cork, at 12.30pm on Thursday 8th March, the event is free, but places are limited, so please book early by contacting us at 021-4546499, or This event is part of Cork County Library's Creative Ireland programme.