King House in Boyle will host a major commemorative lecture today Wednesday April 25th titled “Votail 100 – Votes for Women”.
Boyle has been chosen to host the event due to it’s connection with Margaret (Gretta) Cousins, the educationist, suffragist and theosophist who established the All India Women’s Conference.
Margaret was born on 7th November 1878 and lived on the Crescent in Boyle.
The lecture, which will take place on April 25th, will have a wide panel of speakers including Senator Ivana Bacik, Mary McAuliffe (UCD), Claire McGing (Maynooth University) and Sandra Collins (Director National Library of Ireland).
From a local perspective Maire Egan Paul and Keith Monro will discuss ‘Margaret Cousins and the Irish Women’s Franchise League’.
This is a full day conference commencing at 9am and concluding at 5pm.
It is understood over 100 people are booked in for the lecture.