Kilmacanogue History Society Talk; Tuesday 3rd March 2020

VENUE: Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs @ 8.00 pm on Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Catriona will describe how the second wave of Irish feminism in the 1960s and ’70s achieved a great deal of advancement for Irish women in a very short time.  She will explore the international influences on the movement, and some of the unique personalities, men as well as women, who engaged in activities as diverse as the contraceptive train of 1971 and the Commission on the Status of Women, 1970 – 73.  An entertaining and informative spin through one of the most effective movements in twentieth century Ireland.

Catriona Crowe retired in 2016 as Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland.  She was Manager of the Census Online Project, which placed the Irish 1901 and 1911 censuses online, free to access.  She is editor of Dublin 1911 (2011), and a member of the editorial team of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy.

Catriona is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, Honorary President of the Irish Labour History Society and a former President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland.  She is Chairperson of the SAOL Project, a rehabilitation initiative for women with addiction problems, based in the North Inner City, and of the Inner City Renewal Group.  She is Curator of the First Thought Talks strand of the Galway International Arts Festival.

She presented the RTE documentaries Ireland before the Rising (2016), and Life After the Rising (2019).
Entry €4 (€3 for members) – all welcome.

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