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7th Feb 2023

Age Range
All ages

Venue
Fingal Local Studies and Archives

Address
46 North Street
Swords

St. Brigid's Day Celebrations: Fingal Women Past and Present

Fingal Libraries will mark the new St Brigid’s Day bank holiday with two very special events to celebrate the creativity and talent of Fingal Women both past and present.

Malahide Library will host a panel discussion 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 the local secondary school in Malahide. Jess Hayden of The Brave Lab will be guiding the discussion on the day. 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 and is also the Cobbe Family Archivist. This talk is open to the general public and takes place in Fingal Local Studies & Archives on Tuesday, 7th February, 7 - 8 pm.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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