‘Women in a Maritime Community’ Local History Talk with Jim Rees Mon 8th March 7.00pm – 7.45pm

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Wicklow County Council Library Service are delighted to bring you a talk by Jim Rees –  Arklow historian and Chairman of Arklow Maritime Museum.

Jim will be exploring how two Arklow women, Kate Tyrrell  ship-owner and captain, and Maria Curran the first chairperson of an Urban District Council in Ireland,  broke down social barriers and created their own space in the predominantly male sphere of  19th and early 20th century Ireland.

The talk will also explore the vital role women played in maritime communities and the unique opportunities the sea provided for them in relation to their land-based counterparts.

Booking through Eventbrite.

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