Profiling Wicklow Women, 1921 as part of Mna100

Potrait of Averil Deverell commissioned by Wicklow County Council's Decade of Centenaries committee
Lauren O Neill
Kate Tyrrell Mariage Potrait illustration
Lauren O Neill

We are delighted that Mna100, in partnership with Wicklow County Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme have produced an excellent feature on their website which focuses on the lives of two women from County Wicklow in the year, 1921 – Averil Katherine Statter Deverell (1893-1979) and Catherine (Kate) Tyrrell Fitzpatrick (1862-1921).

Both women lived in the same county, at the same time. In 1921, they lived very different lives; yet they shared similarities. They both had jobs which, were at the time, not seen as traditionally women’s work. Today, it is usual for women in Ireland and abroad to pursue careers outside of the domestic realm. A century ago, however, these two women led the way. Read the latest installment in the stories of Averill Deverell and Kate Tyrrell  on the MNA100 website

Read more about the Our Wicklow Women project . This project was initiated in 2018 and since that time we have been delighted to contribute to national and local research and to  expand the collection. As always,  if you have a story to share we would love to help , click ‘contribute’ at the top of this page to get started. 

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