Women’s road to franchise exhibition

Coinciding with the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, an exhibition entitled ‘Making Their Mark – Women’s Road to Franchise’ will be launched at 1.30pm on Monday, August 20 at the Library Building, Carrigrohane Road.

The exhibition focuses on the background to the suffrage movement in Ireland and England. It concentrates on some of the prominent Cork figures involved in the movement; Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, Anna Haslam and the Munster Women’s Franchise League. Also included is Geraldine Laura Lennox, a native of Durrus who worked in London and was heavily involved in the Women’s Social and Political Union along with Sylvia Pankhurst.

The exhibition will be on display in the County Library Building from August 21 to September 20, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm.