2010 #9

11 March 2010

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Last weekend I went on a walk entitled Irish women of war & peace. It was in part to celebrate International Women’s Day, hence the focus on women who were active in Ireland in the early 1900s. This photo is a re-enactor performing as Lady Gregory. If you’ve never heard of her, well shame on you! but I suppose I can tell you a few facts. She was heavily involved in the arts in Ireland, especially the Irish Literary Revival. She helped set up the Abbey theatre, along with the likes of WB Yeats.

Irish Women of War & Peace Walk

If you are interested there is loads more on wikipedia.

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2 Responses

  1. anne says:

    It's pretty cool they organised this on IWD – as opposed to everywhere else, where they just go "hey! happy IWD!" As if.

    (i had never heard of her. And i'm duly shamed.)

  2. Fence says:

    it was actually on the day before IWD, but sure that doesn't matter does it :)