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Celebrating the creativity of Irish women

Celebrating the creativity of Irish women

This month we have been celebrating the creativity of Irish women, including sharing the stories of Irish women who have created history. We have remembered the designer and architect Eileen Gray; computer programming pioneer Kay McNulty; tennis champion Mabel Cahill; the first woman recognised as a veterinary surgeon in the UK and Ireland, Aleen Cust; the Irish born woman who founded the company that became the Royal Ballet, Dame Ninette de Valois and Countess Constance Markiewicz, whom the journal Świat once described as a ‘modern Irish amazon’.

Their stories are all highlighted in an exhibition called “Blazing a Trail: Lives and Legacies of Irish Diaspora Women”. It celebrates the lives and legacies of 21 pioneering Irish diaspora women of the 19th and 20th centuries who blazed a trail in a wide range of fields. The exhibition is available in Polish translation to interested cultural partners. If you would like to host it at a university, school, library, or other institution please contact the Embassy.

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