Shrieking Sisters:

A dramatic rehearsed reading

Performed by Maggie Cronin, Laura Hughes and Carol Moore


In the early hours August 1 1914 a group of suffragettes, led by Mrs Lilian Metge attempted to blow up Lisburn Cathedral.

What made a respectable middle class supported of women’s rights resort to active militancy?

Using a new mix of writing, original sources and related material, slides and sound effects Shrieking Sisters images characters and events around the Ulster Suffrage Movement between 1912 and 1914 and their struggle for votes for women. 

This performance will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr Margaret Ward.   The event will be of particular interest in the 1914 – 1918 period or in the history of women’s suffrage.

Tickets are FREE and must be booked via museum reception

T: 028 9266 3377 E:

Speaker Information:

Margaret was Director of the Women’s Resource and Development Agency 2005-2013. She is a feminist historian and has authored a number of books and articles on women’s history. These include; Unmanageable Revolutionaries: Women and Irish Nationalism, Maud Gonne: A Life and Hanna Sheehy Skeffington: A Life. Currently a Visiting Fellow in Irish History in Queens University Belfast Margaret is also a trustee of National Museums NI a board member of Libraries NI and the Consumer Council.

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