Doing their Bit: Irish Women and First World War

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Dublin womenMarch and April at The Dublin Room, Dublin City Library and Archive

From working in munitions factories, V.A.D. nursing, supporting the war effort through charitable works, and leading the anti-conscription movement, World War 1 led to a multitude of different experiences for Irish women. The exhibition draws on the collections of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive and other material held at Dublin City Library and Archive to explore different aspects of these experiences and how they were impacted by class, religion and political persuasion. 

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of World War 1 Armistice and  the Representation of the People Act 1918 which  gave suffrage to women over age 30, and the exhibition also considers the legacy of World War 1 on the role of women in Irish Society. The exhibition is developed by Dublin City Archives  and Dublin City Council Historian-in Residence Scheme and is funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations.

Opening Hours: Mon- Thurs 10am -8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm. Closed 17 -19 March and 31 March - 2 April 2018 inclusive.

Free Guided Exhibition Tour

Saturday 24 March at 3pm, Saturday 7, 14, 21, 28 April at 11am.  Meet in the Dublin Room, Dublin City Library and Archive
Free. Booking essential:

The exhibition will be accompanied by a  programme of talks in City Hall and a talk Women of the Brigade: St John Ambulance & the First World War at Dublin City Library and Archive.

Location: Dublin City Library and Archive.