Herstory: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington & the Cause of Women’s Suffrage

6 January 2018

EPIC welcomes back Herstory Ireland as part of their 2018 programme

2018 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland and is the central theme of Herstory’s 2018 programme. At the very heart of the Irish suffragette movement was the remarkable Hanna Sheehy Skeffington. Suffragette, republican, hunger striker & industrial activist she holds a unique position in Irish history.

In collaboration with Herstory Ireland the museum is delighted to have Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, the granddaughter of Hanna and Francis, speak on the central role played by her grandmother within the Irish Suffragette movement, her landmark 1917 US lecture tour during which she spoke at over 250 venues including a sell-out Carnegie Hall and her own account of her time following in Hanna footsteps.

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington has recently finished a three month tour of the United States during which she retraced Hanna’s journey. She is currently producing a documentary chronicling that journey titled Hanna & Me: Passing on the Flame.

Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington. (Picture: Joe O’Shaughnessy)

Tickets for this event are free, however capacity is limited so advance booking is required. Click here to secure your tickets.

To find out more about Herstory and their full programme of events visit their website.