Portrait of Dublin's First Female Lord Mayor unveiled by City Council
Kathleen Clarke served as Lord Mayor for two terms, standing down as a councillor in 1941 on the grounds of ill health. Continuing to live an active public life until her death on 29th September 1972, she received a State funeral, the third of only three women to be so honoured.
Friday 8th July, 1921 a train carrying British troops; members of the Gordon Highlanders; and military supplies; cars, donkeys, horses, as well as civilians was ambushed as it passed under the railway bridge near the small hamlet of Ballyfermot.
In the wake of the Norman Invasion of Ireland, Dublin was seized in 1170 by Richard de Clare, better known as Strongbow. Watch a recording of a seminar organised by Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Libraries to mark the 850th anniversary of Henry II’s grant of Dublin to Bristol, 1171–72.
Sarah Cecilia Harrison: Artist, Social Campaigner, and City Councillor
Sarah Cecilia Harrison (1863-1941) was one of Dublin’s finest portrait painters but she also immersed herself in the political and social fabric of Dublin life, becoming the first female elected as a Dublin City Councillor in 1912.