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Commemoration of Mary Reynolds TD
November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday, November 30th 2018
Ballinamore Library at 8 pm
A special event to commemorate the life of the late Mary Reynolds TD (1889-1974) is taking place at Ballinamore Library on Nov. 30th 2018, as part of the Vótáíl 100 celebrations in Leitrim. Mary was a member of Dáil Éireann for 29 years, serving as Cumann na nGaedheal/Fine Gael TD for Sligo-Leitrim between 1932-1933 and 1937-1961.
When she first became a TD in 1932, she was one of just two female TDs; the other being her party colleague, Margaret Collins O’Driscoll, sister of the late revolutionary Michael Collins.
The event, as part of VÓTAIL 100 (100 Years since women got the vote), will honour her special legacy which inspired other women to enter politics.
Keynote speaker on the night is Sinead McCool, well-known Irish historian who has written extensively on Irish politics with a focus on women while MC on the night will be Nóirin Clancy, Chair of 5050, an advocacy group she co-founded to promote women in politics. Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament, and Cllr Sean McGowan, Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, will be among the special guests on the night.
This will be an informative evening about the life of a trail-blazing female politician.
For further details contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.