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International Women's Day: Home

International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women's Day (IWD) on 8 March, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) will host a number of online events throughout the week from 8-12 March. From roundtable discussions to public lectures and more, MIC will celebrate the social, cultural and economic achievements of women, while also examining the challenges facing women in today's society. In light of this year's theme, #ChooseToChallenge, these conversations will explore ways in which we can all challenge gender bias.  


Mary Immaculate College is delighted to participate in celebrating International Women's Day. The library staff have compiled a list of books which cover key aspects of the planned agenda. Links are also provided to other online resources including the documentary Her Story: Ireland's Epic Women.

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Online Resources

The Women's Museum of Ireland, founded in 2012, aims to promote the formal recognition of the role of women in Irish history as well as the role of Irish women abroad.      

The Dictionary of Irish Biography features biographies of Irish women such as Constance Markievicz, political activist; Sybil Connolly, fashion designer; Mary Raftery, journalist and Kate O'Brien, novelist.

Drama Online is a digital library that offers play texts from new and established writers. It features plays dealing with feminism and feminist issues. 

Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early women’s writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible.

Feminist Studies was the first scholarly journal in women’s studies and remains a flagship publication with a record of breaking new ground in the field. It contains scholarly research, essays, art, book reviews, and poetry, fiction, and creative narrative pertaining to the feminist experience in the social sciences, history, politics, and literature.

United Nations: Learn about the history of International Women's Day.


HerStory: Ireland's Epic Women is a six-part documentary series on RTÉ One television which tells the story of some of Ireland’s most remarkable pioneers in the fields of business, politics, science, the arts, aviation and technology.

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MIC's Programme of Events (8-12 March)

8 March (10am): IWD Pilates with Nicola Brennan. Register here

8 March (11am): Athena SWAN Coffee Morning. Register here

9 March (1pm): Women and the Arts Roundtable Discussion. Register here

10 March (11am): Gender and Wellbeing – Men Die Quicker and Women Get Sicker?  Register here

10 March (3pm): Public Lecture – Exploring the Role of Religious Book Publishing in Lifelong Religious Education (hosted by MIC’s Irish Institute for Catholic Studies). Email to register.

11 March (11am): Tips for Teachers and Parents on How to Discuss Sexual Health with Children. Register here

11 March (12pm): Normalistas en Irlanda: Conversations with MIC's Mexican MEd students who have published a book about their experiences on the San Patricios Programme at MIC in August 2019. Register here

11 March (3pm): Public Lecture – Creating Beloved Communities: An Overview of the Midwest Migrant Community Network and Discussion on Women Living with HIV. Register here

12 March (11am): Public Lecture – Representations of Girlhood and the Pubescent Body in Children’s Literature. Register here

12 March (4pm): Exploring Gender in the Classroom (part of the B Ed International Monthly Lecture Series). Email to register.