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Balbriggan & District Historical Society presents Sinéad McCoole :Women of the Revolutionary Yea

Date & Time: Wednesday August 30 at 8pm Venue: Town Hall, George's Square Balbriggan Title: Sinéad McCoole :Women of the Revolutionary Years - local and national women.

Admission €5, members free.

Our next talk is one to look forward to and we are delighted to have such an interesting

topic from this excellent speaker. When we learn about momentous events in history often the role of women isn't properly acknowledged or reported. In the Revolutionary years of Ireland's history women played a very important part and this is the topic of much of the research of our speaker Sinéad McCoole and her talk for us will focus on this in both a local and National context.

Sinéad McCoole is a well known historian who has written extensively in the area of modern Irish History with a focus on the role of women, her books include A Life of Lady Lavery, Guns and Chiffon, No Ordinary Women and Easter Widows -the untold story of the 1916 Rising. As a Curator she has worked on exhibitions on Irish history and Irish Art which have toured Ireland as well as being on show in Northern Ireland, the US and Africa.

She has scripted a number of documentaries including Who is She? Women of 1916, Guns and Chiffon and a Father's Letter. In 2012, the Irish Government selected Sinéad as one of 10 historians to serve on an Expert Advisory Group for the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2022 Sinéad McCoole - Irish Writer/Historian