In commemoration of the Representation of People Act of 1918 (allowing women to vote for the first time), Our Wicklow Heritage is celebrating ‘Our Wicklow Women’ and is seeking your stories.
We are inviting you to submit your stories of women that have made a contribution to shaping their local areas, or have played a role on national or international stages.
Whether heroic, humorous, tragic, uplifting or commonplace, this is your opportunity to highlight Our Wicklow Women
Whether heroic, humorous, tragic, uplifting or commonplace, this is your opportunity to highlight women that may never have had any recognition for their role or achievements, and to celebrate and claim the achievements of more well-known women.
All stories will be archived on this site and will contribute to an end of year exhibition in county Wicklow, with one story selected for inclusion in an exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, during October and November this year.
Through this project, we aim to highlight the intelligence, skills, work, dedication and challenges of women that hail from, or have contributed to the well-being and development of our community. The exhibition in the Courtyard Gallery will be seen by thousands of visitors to the Museum of Country Life, who will be encouraged to visit Our Wicklow Heritage and the sister network of community websites in Ireland on iCAN to find out more.
How to get involved?
We are looking for your stories until 31st July. Getting involved is easy. If you are a new visitor simply register as a ‘new user’ on this site in the bottom left corner. If you are already a user just log in and follow the instructions to upload your story. Remember, images enliven stories and engage audiences so please upload these as jpegs if you have them.
*Top tip: You may cut and paste text from a word document to the webpage using Ctrl and V, and Ctrl and X buttons
If you prefer you may e-mail your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that images are sent as separate jpegs, and not embedded in text documents.
For all queries contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer on 0404 20100