Fingal Libraries will mark the new St Brigid’s Day bank holiday with four very special events to celebrate the creativity and talent of Fingal Women both past and present.
Malahide Library and Blanchardstown Library will host panel discussions on Fingal’s Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs in partnership with the Fingal Local Enterprise Office. Noelle McEvoy of Supernature, Lauren McDonald of Lynotts Jewellery and Giselle Makinde of Cream of the Crop will discuss their lives and careers in entrepreneurship with an audience of students invited from local secondary schools. Jess Hayden of The Brave Lab will be guiding the discussion. This event will be available to watch on Fingal Libraries YouTube channel after the event.
Fingal Local Studies and Archives will host a talk by Cathal Dowd-Smith on the journalist, women’s rights campaigner, activist, feminist, and early suffragette Frances Power Cobbe who was born in 1822 and grew up in Newbridge House, Donabate. Cathal Dowd-Smith is the Curator at Newbridge House. This talk is open to the general public and takes place in Fingal Local Studies & Archives on Tuesday, 7th February, 7 - 8 pm.
Blanchardstown Library will host two Go Fly Your Kite St Brigid’s Workshops for an invited audience of two classes from a local primary school on Monday 13th February.
Blanchardstown Library will host a St. Brigid's workshop by Karen Ward, author of 'Glorious Goddesses', for children aged 7+
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.