This Pop-Up Museum explores 100 + years of women’s participation in politics and public life in Ireland, but also their international influence. The exhibition and its associated activities shine a spotlight on the stories of very familiar and less well known women, who have contributed significantly to Irish political and public life over the past century – on the challenges they faced and the obstacles they overcame. It is told with films, interviews, interactives, objects and information panels, and looks at the individual lives of women elected to the Oireachtas over the period 1918 to 2018.
The exhibition is an initiative of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme.
Objects in focus in virtual space – Coming up
Selected objects with audio-description and commentary in Irish Sign Language
Countess Markievicz’s despatch bag – Audiodescription E for persons with a visual impairment
Countess Markievicz’s despatch bag in ISL with object displayed
Decade of Centenaries | Enjoy this Virtual Tour of the Pop Up Women’s Museum
100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life: Objects in Focus
Dublin Castle Women in Politics Spring 2020 Events Programme
100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life and Women of the Rising: Activists, fighters & widows by Dr Sinéad McCoole.
Ship’s Biscuits in Ship Street Barracks by Anna Caffrey.
Suffragettes and Dublin Castle: a tour with Evelyn Suttle
Evelyn Suttle ‘interviews’ Margaret Cousins
Courageous Women Castle to Castle – A Smashing Times Collection of Women’s Stories 1916-1923