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Celebrating Monaghan Women and 120 Years of Local Government

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Celebrating Monaghan Women and 120 Years of Local Government

120 years ago, on 6 April 1899, Ireland has its first elections to county and rural district councils. The enactment of the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898, meant for the first time, women could stand for election and vote. Women in many constituencies have contributed to local policy and decision making and played their part in the communities we live in now. It is timely to reflect on what remains to be achieved to ensure voices of women are heard in decision making and their participation supported and resourced at local level. As we approach Local Elections 2019, we hope to break new ground in female representation at local level.

Minister Heather Humphreys will give the keynote address.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Theresa Loftus, Monaghan County Museum
  • Bernie Bradley(Monaghan County Council)
  • Lynn McElvaney & Ursula McKenna (Dochas for Women)
  • Lorraine Cunningham (Blayney Blades)

Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm in the Dochas for Women centre, Unit 1 - YWCA Building North Rd Monaghan

Register here

Please advise Susan McCormack susanmcc@nwci.ie if you have any special requirements, e.g. ISL interpretation, accessibility. 

This event is being supported by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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Starts: 16 May 2019 19:00
Ends: 16 May 2019 21:00
Location: Monaghan County Museum
1-2 Hill Street, Monaghan, Co.Monaghan.