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.