Monday, March 2, 2009

International Womans Day 2009

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Here is some of the events being held around Ireland. I couldn't find a full list so I have very hastily put one together. So, apologies for any mistakes, dodgy font sizes (blogger acting up on me again), bad links, etc...

If you know of any events, I've left out, you can leave the details in a comment, or email us at woollywayATgmailDOTcom


Date: 8 March

Time: 7.00pm

Event: Fundraising Cabaret Party in aid of the Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre (NI).

About: Full range of live entertainment

Venue: Speakeasy Bar, Queens University,

Organisation: Crew Management

More info:


Date: March 6th-8th


Event: A women's retreat

About: Harmony singing, Tribal Drumming, creative Expression, Healing Gong Bath, Women's Lodge, Cherokee dance of life.

Venue: Boghill Music Centre, Kilfenora

Organisation: Boghill

More info:

Date: March 8th


Event: International Women's Day Celebrations

About: Guest Speakers Include Nell Mc Cafferty, Joanna McMinn and Jo Murphy-Lawless

Venue: Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare

Organisation: Clare Women's Network

More info:


Date: 09 March 2009

Time: 10.00 - 13:00

Event: Coffee Morning

About: An International Women’s Day coffee morning networking event

Venue: Fine Gael Office, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny

Organisation: Media Box: A media company

More info:


Date: 4 March

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Event: Business networking event for women in business



Organisation: Dublin City Enterprise Network for Women

More info: Booking necessary, contact: Pauline Logan

Mobile: 087 979 8430 Email:

Date: 3-8 March

Time: Various

Event: Various

About: Celebrating International Women Day

Venue: Trinity College Dublin

Organisation: TCD

More info:

Date: Thursday 5th March

Time: 6.30

Event: Revolutionary Irish Women Doctors 1916 to the Civil War

About: A talk by Anne McLellan.

Venue: Cabra Library:

Organisation: Cabra Library

More info:

Date: Wednesday 4th March at

Time: 6.30pm

Event: Women Artists and Modern Painting in Ireland

About: An illustrated talk by Fiona Loughnane.

Venue: Ballymun Library:

Organisation: Ballymun Library

More info:

Date: Thursday 5 March,

Time: 8 p.m

Event: Celebrating International Women’s Day

and the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

About: a talk by Nancy Coro Aguiar

(General Secretary, Federation of Cuban Women)

Venue: Liberty Hall (Beresford Place)

Organisation: The Communist Party of Ireland

More info:

Date: 4-9 March 2009

Time: 11:00

Event: Various

About: Role of Irish women in the arts, sciences and in public and political life

Venue: Coo lock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin, Dublin 17

Organisation: Dublin City Public Libraries


Date: 05 March 2009

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Event: International Women's Day Conference

About: The conference will highlight the position of women globally and celebrate 30 years of CEDAW (The Convention of the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women).

Venue: Croke Park, Dublin

Organisation: The National Women's Council and Baniochyt=


Date: Various

Time: Various

Event: Various

About: Various

Venue: Trinity College Dublin

Organisation: Trinity College Dublin

More info:

Date: 07 March 2009

Time: 10:00 - 12:30; 14:30 - 18:00

Event: Women in Business

About: Morning session: Exhibition and A 0pportunity to book A Holistic Therapy treatment for the afternoon. Treatments will be at a reduced price.

Venue: Shanganagh Park House, Rathsallagh Avenue, Shankill, Dublin

Organisation: Southside Women's Action Network (SWAN)


Date: 08 March 2009

Time: 1pm,

Event: Feminist Walking Tour

About: A historical walking tour of Dublin city incorporating different aspects of women in Dublin's history.

Venue: The Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin, Dublin 1

Organisation: Choice Ireland

Info: Last year’s event

Date: 09 March 2009

Time: 18:15

Event: Women for a Just and Equal World

About: A talk on how ordinary women contribute to a more just and equal world every day.

Venue: Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, 27-31 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin 1

Organisation: EIL -Intercultural Learning


Date: 5th March

Time: 10-2pm

Event: 'Strengthening the voices of migrant women

About: Female ambassadors from different countries will deliver speeches and a panel of speakers from the migrant community going forward for election will also make presentations.

Venue: Mansion House, Dawson St., Dublin 2

Organisation: AkiDwA and Women from Minorities Network

More info:

Date: 9th March

Time: 7 p.m.

Event: special charity screening of 'Legally Blonde'

About: Women's Aid National Free phone Helpline 1800 341 900

Venue: Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7

Organisation: Womans Aid

More info: Stefania Demurtas on 01 8684721 or email

Date: March 8

Time: 1.00 pm

Event: Amnesty International Sponsored Walk

About: Celebrating the bravery of Zimbabwean women human rights defenders on International Women's Day

Venue: Central Bank, Dame Street to the Phoenix Park, Dublin

Organisation: Amnesty International

More info:

Date: 8th March

Time: 1.15-2:30 p.m.

Event: Book launch - The Lives and Legacies of Inspiring Irish Women Scientists and Pioneers,

About: Launch of the second edition of Star Shells & Bluebells

Venue: City Hall,


More info:

Date: Thursday 5th March

Time: 12.00 - 13.30

Event: the exhibition and lunch

About: celebrating 10 women from the 5 continents of the globe, who have influenced their national history, culture and society

Venue: Sonas Housing Association, 3 Killester Court, Dublin 5

Organisation: SONAS Housing Association

More info: Phone: (01) 8510380, email:


Date: 05 March 2009

Time: 12:00 - 14:30

Event: Cross Border Business Networking Lunch

About: Be inspired and celebrate achievement by celebrating International Women's day with guest speaker Sheila O'Flanagan, a prize winning international bestselling author.

Venue: Carrickdale Hotel, Carrickcarnon, Dundalk/Newry

Organisation: Enterprising Women's Network



Date: 4th March

Time: 8pm

Event: Film screening: 'Caramel'

About: Lebanese film directed by a female director about strong women

Venue: O' Flaherty Theatre NUIG Galway

Organisation: Amnesty International Galway

More info:


Date: March 8th

Time: 4-7pm

Event: Celebrate Women’s Creativity and Well Being


Venue: TWRC, 35 Ashe Street, and Rubens Cafe (from 7pm)

Organisation: Tralee Women’s Resource Centre

More info:


Date: 07 March 2009

Time: 13:00 - 17:30

Event: International Women’s Day Celebration

About: Food and activities FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE at the event.

Venue: Annaly Hotel Longford

Organisation: Longford Women’s Link: Longford Women's Link (LWL)



Date: 9th March

Time: 7pm

Event: Motivational Workshop on the theme: Making it Happen - Transforming Your Belief into Action

About: Sue Stockdale, Motivational Speaker

Venue: Knockranny House Hotel, Westport

Organisation: Mayo County Enterprise Board

More info:

1 comment:

Irene Lundgaard said...


Date: 8th March

Time: 12.30 - 5.00pm

Event: This year we celebrate International Women’s Day again on March 8th at The Courthouse Arts Centre. We have made the day an international one with a distinct flavour of Irish Traditions. We invite you to join us and all the other community groups for pot-luck lunch at 12.30 pm, bring a dish of your choice and share lunch with the Women of Tinahely and surrounds. After lunch we will have readings, songs and general merriment topped off with Irish Traditional Music form young local talents. Who knows, we might even get to jig… Come along, bring your friend and your party piece and celebrate women over a meal of merriment.

Venue: Tinahely Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co Wiclow

Organisation: Tinahely Women's Network

More info:


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