Town Hall Theatre Galway Logo
This show is now over. Please see our full listing for other shows you might enjoy.
Galway Public Libraries, in association with NUI Galway, present

Suffragettes in the Town Hall

Town Hall Theatre

A Spirited Address on Votes for Women

This unique event will re-imagine the public talk about women’s suffrage held in Galway’s Town Hall on 18 October 1911 which featured leading English suffragette Christabel Pankhurst as guest speaker.

An evening of life-stories, music and art will interpret how that Town Hall talk, organised as part of a campaign by the Irish Women’s Franchise League to influence public opinion, helped to extend votes to women in 1918.

Organisers: Galway Public Libraries: Sharleen McAndrew and Josephine Vahey. NUI Galway: Mary Clancy

The programme for Galway’s Great Read 2018 - Women of the West: Art, Citizenship & Literature (an initiative of Galway Public Libraries) will be launched at this event.