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Guided Exhibition Tour: Irish Women and the First World War

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Dublin City Library & Archive

144 Pearse Street

NN510WF7 Dublin 2

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The exhibition “Doing their Bit” Irish Women and the First World War explores the experiences of V.A.D nurses, munitions factory workers, Home Front volunteers, separation women and those involved in the anti-conscription movement. Using colourful panels, original photographs, documents, and artefacts, it illustrates how the First World War accelerated the changes that were gradually occurring under the surface of Irish society. Personal stories such as the indomitable Kate Middleton Curtis who set up Temple Hill Auxiliary Home for Soldiers, and Monica Roberts who ran the “Band of Helpers for Soldiers” demonstrates how World War 1 directly impacted on lives of Irish women and offered them new avenues of opportunity.

The exhibition draws mainly on the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive, along with medical artefacts on loan courtesy of St John Ambulance archive. The exhibition was developed by Dublin City Archives and Dublin City Council Historian in Residence Scheme and is funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemoration.

Additional tours for groups of 10+ during library opening hours subject to prior booking and availability. Please email cityarchives@dublincity.ie with details of your requirements.

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