This silver mirror was presented to Bridget Mary Redmond by the Nationalist Women of Waterford the first year she was elected to the Dáil in 1933. This would be the start of a long political career. She successfully contested 7 General Elections and continuously held her seat for her Waterford constituency until in 1952 she died while in office.
Although she was first elected as a member of Cumann na nGaedheal, this party amalgamated with the Centre Party and the Blue Shirts to become Fine Gael. She would be elected as a Fine Gael member for the next six elections.
In 1952 Bridget Mary Redmond died from pulmonary tuberculosis at the age of 47. She is buried at Newbridge Cemetery in County Kildare.