International Women’s Day Thursday March 8th. Parish Hall, Donabate 12.00 pm  – 6.30 pm.

  • The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival is celebrating International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th. March.Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Mary McCamley, will open the celebration at 12.30pm in The Parish Hall in Donabate.
  • We will be commemorating the suffragists, both men and women, who fought for women’s right to vote. The exhibition shows the timeline of the suffrage movement in Ireland, a short profile of the suffragists and suffragettes including our own Frances Power Cobbe from Newbridge House who was a feminist and a supporter of the suffragists and Dr. Eleanora Fleury, the first woman member of the Medico Psychological Association (MPA), now the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and deputy resident medical superintendent (RMS) in Portrane Hospital.
  • Ukulele United will join us and perform a selection of tunes.
  • “Mná na Leithinse” (Women of the Peninsula) – our theme for International Women’s Day in 2017 continues with a photographic exhibition, by Carolyn Smith, based on “the noble call” where the women photographed nominate the next woman to be photographed.
  • Flower Friends, a local flower arranging group, will display their stunning arrangements
  • An exhibition of children’s books with a strong female character will be on display in the Parish Hall courtesy of Donabate/Portrane Library.
  • We have invited children from the local schools to write about a woman who inspires them. The winners will receive their prizes from Mayor McCamley and will have an opportunity to interview the Mayor.
  • Helene Dooley is giving  a demonstration of the craft of Felting.
  • Local artists will be in the hall working on their latest painting.
  • The local Guild of the ICA will have some members demonstrating crafts.
  • Emma Henderson, Reiki Master, Counsellor and Angel Card Reader is holding  3 workshops – “Connect with Angels for Relaxation”.
  • Showing of film “Suffragette”  starring Meryl Streep
    1.00pm - 3.00pm, 3.00pm - 5.pm., 5.00pm. - 6.30 pm. (OVER 12s ONLY).
  • The day continues at 7.30 pm in Keelings  with a talk by Peig McManus on  “Celebrating Your Life”
  • The day ends with a Social Night ..an evening of stories, music, poetry, song and relaxation.

    Admission is FREE