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MARKING THE CENTENARY OF SUFFRAGE 2018
June 7, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage:
Carrick-on-Shannon Historical Society is pleased to present popular lecturer, Dr. Jyoti Atwal of Nehru University (New Delhi) and University of Limerick, on Thursday, 7th June (note change of day) at 8.30pm in the Bush Hotel.
Prof. Atwal, who has lectured to the Society in the past, will present her illustrated research in a talk titled “Suffragette Politics, Passive Resistance, and Constitutionalism: Margaret Cousins of Ireland and India.”
Born into a Methodist family in Boyle, Margaret Elizabeth Cousins (nee Gillespie) 1870-1954, studied music at the Royal University of Ireland and became a teacher in 1902. She took up nationalist and labour causes and co-founded the Irish Women’s Franchise League with Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington in 1908. Politically active, she was arrested and served sentences on two occasions. Margaret moved with her husband to India where she was deeply involved in education, politics and women’s rights, and led an illustrious, honoured career.
Admission to the lecture is €5, with Society Members free of charge. Further information: 086 067 5283.