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Dublin - Event Notice
Sunday March 08 2009
11:00 AM

Feminist Walking Tour 2009

category dublin | history and heritage | event notice author Thursday January 29, 2009 23:43author by Boots - Feminist Walking Tour Report this post to the editors

Join Choice Ireland, the RAG collective and the Lashback collective to celebrate International Womens Day

What: Feminist Walking Tour 2009

When: 1pm Sunday March 8th 2009, International Women's Day

Where: The Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

On March 8th 2008 over 150 people took to the streets to take part in the first Feminist Walking Tour of Dublin to mark International Women's Day. Following the enormous success of last year's tour, we are once again stepping out to tell the often forgotten stories of the Dublin women who have shaped the world we live in.

"The tour will tell the stories of women throughout our history from Granuaile to the women of the Ladies Land League and Irish Women Workers’ Union to today's women activists who work to reduce poverty and exclusion in our city," comments Sinead Ahern

Commenting further Anne Lynott says "The walking tour is an educational and entertaining way to celebrate the courage and achievements of women past and present and an ideal way to mark International Women's Day."

The Feminist Walking Tour will follow a new route this year and will incorporate different aspects of women in Dublin’s history. The tour will finish with a social lunch where soup and sandwiches will be provided.

There will be a free booklet to accompany the tour with a map and information about each stop.

This event is free of charge and is open to all ages and genders. Please contact us if you have any accessibility or other needs.

For a report of last years tour see http://ie.indymedia.org/article/86643

For further information please contact

feministwalkingtour@yahoo.ie

Sinead Ahern +353 (0)86 398 3189

Anne Lynott +353 (0)87 910 9147

Related Link: http://ie.indymedia.org/article/86643
author by botpublication date Tue Mar 03, 2009 19:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

just an update to say that the route follows a path through the north east inner city, there will be guest speakers from community and feminist groups and some suprises on the day! once again this year, we will be providing free booklets, with a map and a wealth of information, as well as an activity sheet to keep the younger feminists amused. tour will last about 2 hours and finish in seomra spraoi for some yummy food for hungry walkers! promises to be a great day.

author by H.publication date Wed Mar 04, 2009 09:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This sounds great- am really looking forward to it!

author by khpublication date Wed Mar 04, 2009 19:12author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I brought my mam on this tour last year and it was AWESOME...we learned loads and had such a great day, I really can't wait to see you all again at the weekend!! thanks...

author by Madam Kpublication date Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

This is a great event fun informative sometimes shocking.I had hoped that the tour would be revived.This really is not to be missed.Wrap up warm and enjoy.

author by bot - RAGpublication date Sat Mar 07, 2009 00:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

here's a short youtube promo - with music from the heathers =)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZTwcouSL0Y

 
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