About us

Trinity Women Graduates is an association open to all female graduates of Trinity College Dublin and also to female graduates of other recognised universities who live in Ireland. Originally founded as Dublin University Women Graduates Association as  on 25th April 1922, its held inaugural meeting in Trinity week that year.

The association’s aim (as it is today) was to keep women graduates in touch with the university and with each other.

Following its foundation in 1922, it was given rooms in Number 6 where members met weekly for tea; organised special lectures, and published a newsletter.

In 2016 the association passed a unanimous vote to change its name to Trinity Women Graduates (TWG).

What we do

  • Organise a varied programme of cultural events, social gatherings and outings for members
  • Organise lectures with guest speakers during the year
  • Support the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) with an annual bursary
  • Operate a Bursary Fund which provides a small grant to a number of women graduates suffering financial hardship.
  • Lobby and debate on issues of importance: TWG is a member of National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)
  • and a member of Graduate Women International (GWI)
  • Organise a national public speaking competition for girls under 15

Members of TWG are also part of a global network of women graduates – Irish Federation of Women graduates (IrFUW), Graduate Women International (GWI) and University Women of Europe (UWE). Representatives of TWG attend international meetings as voting delegates.

For further information on TWG please contact us at info@trinitywomengraduates.ie

2017 TWG Committee


President: Deirdre Ahern

Deirdre is an Associate Professor in the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin and is a Fellow of the College and sits on the Board of the College. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge.

Vice-President: Grace O’Malley

Honorary Secretary: (vacant)

Treasurer:  Patricia Golden

Martina Mulrine: Co-ordinator of International Relations/ Co-ordinator of European Relations

Social Media Co-ordinator and Membership Secretary: Laura Fryday

Ex Officio

Immediate Past President: Lorna Jennings

Former President 2014-2015: Marion Courtney-McKillen

Ordinary Member Committee Responsibilities

TWG Archive Curation: Sandra Carroll

Event Marketing: Mary Reynolds

Event Photography: Shauna O’Boyle


Other Roles

Lunchtime Theatre & Public Speaking Coordinator: Madeline Nesbitt