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Sunday 22 April 2018

Ladies gather to celebrate women's day

Eilleen Brassington, Joanna Baird, Annette Morley, holistic therapist Antoinette Kavanagh, Trish Curran, Barbara Reid, Anna Quigley, Dolores Goucher, community rep with the East Coast Regional Drugs Taskforce, at the event last Thursday in Rathnew
Eilleen Brassington, Joanna Baird, Annette Morley, holistic therapist Antoinette Kavanagh, Trish Curran, Barbara Reid, Anna Quigley, Dolores Goucher, community rep with the East Coast Regional Drugs Taskforce, at the event last Thursday in Rathnew

Rathnew Community Centre played host to women's groups from all over the county as part of International Women's Day last Thursday.

Co Wicklow Partnership funded the event which included talks and presentations on health and wellbeing using essential oils, parenting, women, addiction, housing and older women in the community.

Present were Mai Quaid of the County Development Committee, Co Wicklow PPN and the Older Peoples Network.

There was also representation from the County Childcare Committee, Tiglin Women's Residential Centre, BBH Group (Ballyguile, Broadlough, Hillview), the Women's Network under Co Wicklow Partnership, residents from Glending in Blessington and women's groups from Rathdrum, Rathnew and Arklow.

How addiction affects families and loves ones was discussed, as were the accommodation issues many women face, which is especially relevant today given the current housing crisis.

Child care provision was also another hot topic of discussion.

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

The day has been observed since the early 1900s.

Wicklow People

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