June, 2019

22junalldayPrint, Protest, and The Polls: The Irish women’s suffrage campaign and the power of print media, 1908-1918(All Day)

Print. protest and the Polls 1908-1918


June 22 (Saturday) - November 5 (Tuesday)


Irish Linen Centre Lisburn Museum

Market Square, Lisburn BT28 1AG

Event Details

Print. protest and the Polls 1908-1918‘Print, Protest and the Polls’ commemorates the centenary of the first female vote in Ireland through the use of print media – through promotion and protest – by the Irish suffragists and their opponents. The exhibition shines a light on a neglected period in Irish women’s history, while simultaneously exploring the powerful relationship between the contemporary political protest and the developing print media.  The exhibition includes material from local suffragette Lillian Metge.

This a travelling exhibition curated by Donna Gilligan.  It was first mounted at the National Print Museum, Dublin.


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