Some images from our annual Women’s History Walk 2019

Pictured are a group that took part in International Women’s Day Celebrations with a Women’s History Walk of Waterford.The walk was organised by the Women’s Centre.Photo: John Power
Pictured are a group that took part in International Women’s Day Celebrations with a Women’s History Walk of Waterford.The walk was organised by the Women’s Centre.Photo: John Power
A member of the Waterford Sudanese Community adressing the group during the Women’s History Walk.Photo: John Power

Another blue plaque for Waterford Women – part of the Women’s Centre Pink Plaque Campaign – a blue plaque launched to the Waterford Cockle Women 2019 International Women’s Day

Pictured at the unveiling were Des Griffin, Chair, Waterford Civic Trust, Eugene Broderick, Jarleth, Fallon, Sonya Lakburlawal Petrova, Doni Brazil, Breda Murphy, Women’s Centre and Brendan Grogan Civic Trust and Ann Fitzgerald Women’s Centre. Photo: John Power
Pictured at the unveiling of a Blue Plaque by Waterford Civic Trust to the Waterford Cockle Women as part of International Women’s Day were a group of relatives of the cockle women included is Des Griffin, Chair., Waterford Civic Trust Photo: John Power
Tony Robinson, Maura Power and Breda Murphy talk about the cockle women on WLR On the Fringe with Mary O’Neill
Pictured at the unveiling of a Blue Plaque by Waterford Civic Trust to the Waterford cockle women on International Women’s Day were Aoibh Flynn and grandfather Tony Robinson. Tony is the grandson of cockle woman Nana Ellen Robinson and Aoibh the great-great-granddaughter. Photo: John Power
Pictured at the unveiling of a Blue Plaque by Waterford Civic Trust to the Waterford Cockle Women as part of International Women’s Day were John and Liz Cleere John is grandson of cockle women Masher Cleere. Photo: John Power
Pictured at the unveiling of Waterford Civic Trust Blue Plaque to the Waterford Cockle Women on International Women’s Day 2019 were the Glavey children with their mother Ciara; Paddy, Susie, Fiadh and Einin, great great grandchildren of cockle woman Ellie Murphy. Photo: John Power
Pictured at the unveiling of a Blue Plaque by Waterford Civic Trust to the Waterford Cockle Women as part of International Women’s Day were Paddy Gallagher and Andrew Kelly.Photo: John Power
Jim Casey and Paddy Ryan provided entertainment for the unveiling of Waterford Civic Trust Blue Plaque to Waterford Cockle Women on International Women’s Day 2019. Photo: John Power

Women’s Centre 2019 Bonnet Project

A selection of Bonnets made by women’s centre bonnet project exhibited in Waterford City Library Bonnet Project funded by WWETB
Pictured at Central Library, Lady Lane where historians Ann Fitzgerald and Andrew Kelly Presented Women at Work, 1860-1900 and which was launched by Catherine Drea and a Bonnet Project Presentation were a group of women who took part in the Bonnet Making Project with tutor Liz Heffernan(seated Left).Photo: John Power

Women on Walls

Women on Walls

NCCWN Chairwoman, Ann Fitzgerald, attended the launch of Women on Walls in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin on March 5th 2019.  This campaign aims to highlight women leaders through a series of commissioned portraits and create a lasting cultural legacy in Ireland.  Ann Fitzgerald, NCCWN Waterford Women’s Centre history group, was instrumental in highlighting the work and life of Dr Mary Strangman and in having a Civic Trust Blue Plaque erected to her in 2018.   Dr Strangman became Waterford’s first female councillor in 1912.  She was also the first female doctor in Waterford and worked tirelessly to combat tuberculosis, a principal killer disease in Ireland at that time.  Dr Strangman became the second woman to earn the fellowship of RCSI in 1902 and served on the executive committee of the Irishwomen’s Suffrage Federation from 1911 to 1917. iority4