The exhibit “Doing Their Bit: Irish Women and the First World War” is currently on display in the Dublin City Library and Archive on Pearse Street.
“The role of Irish Women in World War I is a story that is yet to be fully told,” senior archivist Ellen Murphy said.
“Against the background of the campaign for female suffrage and the struggle for Irish Independence, this exhibit explores how the First World War impacted the lives of Irish women and greatly accelerated the changes which had been slowly taking place in society before the outbreak of the war.”
There will be a 4-week long lecture series accompanying the exhibit at City Hall Tuesdays at 1:10 starting April 3. Speakers include Dr Bernard Kelly, the Dublin City Library and Archive’s Historian-in-Residence, UCD lecturer Dr Finnouala Walsh and historians Hugh McGuinness and Dr Yvonne McEwen.
There will also be a talk at the Dublin City Library and Archive on April 17 at 6:30 pm entitled “Women of the Brigade: St. John Ambulance & the First World War.”
The exhibit will be open Monday–Thursday, 10am–8pm and Friday and Saturday 10 am–5 pm until April 28, excluding Easter weekend.