The Tuam Guild of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association was founded in 1950 and is part of the national Irish Countrywomen’s Association founded in 1911. It is the largest women's association in Ireland with almost 10,000 members in over 500 guilds countrywide. It is also part of the Associated Country Women of the World which is the largest international organization for both rural and urban women. It has a membership of nine million in over 70 countries. Its objective is to provide both educational and social opportunities for women.
Our lecturer is Mary Alacoque Ryan is a native of Galway city and a former second-level teacher. She has always had a deep interest in women’s issues, both historic and current. Currently she works as a correspondent for the Tuam Herald and also on two longitudinal studies: Growing Up in Ireland with the Economic Social and Research Institute and Children’s School Lives with University College Dublin.
Date: 12 September
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Tuam Library