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Laois Series: Celebrating the Life & Work of Anne Jellicoe (1823-1880)

We celebrate the extraordinary life of Mountmellick native, Anne Jellicoe born in 1823 into a Quaker family. A video-mapped animation of her life will be projected onto the front wall of Mountmellick Community School as part of Culture Night 2021. This 7 minutes animation work is created by artist Caroline Conway and will play on a loop throughout the evening, illuminating the significance of Jellicoe's historical achievements and contemporary relevance to Laois.  

Jellicoe was an Educationalist and Social Reformer. In 1861 Jellicoe, along with Barbara Corlett, founded the Dublin branch of the London-based Society of Promoting the Employment of Women in order to educate women for work outside the home. She was a noted Irish educationalist and is best known for the founding of Alexandra College, Dublin in 1866. 

This event is part of a series of outdoor projections on pioneering Laois women commissioned by Laois County Council Library Services, Heritage Office and Arts Office.Special thanks to Laois Local Studies, Sinead Holland and Laois Libraries Historian in Residence (2019/2020), Regina Dunne for contributing their time and knowlege. 

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