Ireland’s Notable Women


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WITH CLODAGH FINN, VALERIE PAKENHAM AND NELL REGAN

IN CONVERSATION WITH MARTINA DEVLIN

VENUE Blanchardstown Library

TIME 8.00pm

TICKET COST Free entry

IN ASSOCIATION WITH BLANCHARDSTOWN LIBRARY

Ireland’s Notable Women recognises the achievements of some of Ireland’s most distinguished and interesting women, who are too often overlooked in the history books. Join Irish Independent’s Martina Devlin in conversation with a trio of writers uncovering the fascinating lives of women from our past. Clodagh Finn, author of A Time to Risk All (Gill Books), depicts the incredible untold story of Mary Elmes, the Irish woman who saved hundreds of children in war-torn Europe – often referred to as the ‘Irish Schindler’. They will be joined by Valerie Pakenham, a journalist and the editor of Maria Edgeworth’s Letters from Ireland (The Lilliput Press), a treasure trove of stories that provide a window into the private world of the prolific Anglo-Irish writer. Edgeworth was one of the first realist writers in children’s literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. Nell Regan is a poet, academic and the author behind Helena Molony: A Radical Life, 1883-1967 (Arlen House), which fleshes out the complicated life of the actor, political activist, magazine editor and combatant in the 1916 Rising.

Booking advised

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