Lisburn Suffragette story featured in a new NIMC  book about ‘protest’ in Ulster

A shard of glass from the window of Lisburn Cathedral, blown up by suffragettes in August 1st 1914 features in a new book from the Northern Ireland Museums Council (NIMC). In the book, titled ‘’Protest: A Collection from Local Museums in Northern Ireland’, the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum tell the story of local suffragette Lilian Metge who registered her protest at the lack of ‘votes for women’ by leading the attack on the cathedral, one of the most daring acts in the Irish suffrage campaign. The story features alongside notable contributions from the Somme Association, the National Trust and other local museums.

The book is free to download from iBooks,

For more information, visit:

Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
Market Square
Co. Antrim

Mon-Sat, 9.30pm-5pm. Free