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Trinity Women Graduates 2017 Spring Programme

We will continue to take your feedback and suggestions on board as we plan our events for 2017 and 2017. We post all events on our website www.trinitywomengraduates.ie, LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter, so please follow us.  All events are open to members and their guests, unless otherwise stated.

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Trinity Women Graduate Association (TWG) Upcoming Events:

Friday 5 May: Join #TrinityWomenGraduates 7.30pm Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD for Snow White, String Variations and Before the Bell Rings Ballets

Irish National Youth Ballet, with the Orchestra of the INYB. 2017 marks the 21st Anniversary of Irish National Youth Ballet. To celebrate this milestone, INYB will perform Snow White, String Variations and Before the Bell Rings. All ballets will be performed with the orchestra of INYB, conductor Brian Dungan. The programme promises to enthral and delight all theatre and music lovers. Don’t miss this spectacular production.

Booking: In advance, tickets must be booked by 17 April.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/twg-snow-white-string-variations-and-before-the-bell-rings-ballets-tickets-32802898352 or by cheque to TWG Treasurer, 21 Windsor Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6 (€22 per paid-up 2017 TWG member, €27 for non-member guests)

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May 6th: “It’s all About You.”  Mind, Body & Spirit – wholeness and wellbeing.
The IrFUW Social Committee are delighted to announce an exciting and empowering Fundraising event on Saturday 6th May.

Our first speaker is Paula Mee, Consultant Dietician. Her presentation discusses: Our Middle Years and Beyond, loving them, living them, Owning them. Paula is a well renowned food and nutrition consultant, with nearly 25 years’ experience as a registered dietitian.

2nd speaker:  Dr. Marie Murray. Presentation: Psychology of Self: I, Myself & me. Marie is a  chartered clinical psychologist, family therapist, journalist, author & broadcaster. From 2008 – 2013 she was a member of the Medical Council of Ireland and she has  been appointed as Commissioning and Series Editor of ‘The Mind Your Self Series’.

3rd Speaker: Brian Smyth. Brian is founding member and Managing Director of Maybe International and has over 20 years of experience helping organisations in different parts of the world to achieve new levels of performance, success and overall well-being. He is the co-founder of the “Managing to be Human Forum” which brings together Company leaders who are searching for a more human and authentic way to manage their organisations. His latest book, Your Beautiful Life A Gift, encourages the reader to make the most of each day.

 Summary of Details: Venue: United Arts club, 3 Fitzwilliam St. Upper, Dublin 2. Time: 11am to 4pm. Cost; Members €40.   Non Members €45 (Tea, coffee & cookies on arrival, and a buffet lunch are included in the cost). Contact: Veronica Campbell: vonec@hotmail.com, Margaret Watchorn: mwatchorn2@gmail.com. Payment queries: Grainne.keane@ucd.ie Anne Headley: anneheadley1@hotmail.com

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Dead Interesting Glasnevin

Saturday May 27th, Tour of  Glasnevin Cemetery, 12.30 -2.30

Dead Interesting Glasnevin

“Find of Dublin…”
Marie Louise O’Donnell, The Today Show with Sean O’Rourke

“It really is an excellent, interesting and informative tour…”
Travel Ireland Magazine

“…I found the tour really interesting, what a great way to spend a couple of hours…”
Brenda Donohue, Today Show with Maura and Dáithí RTÉ 1

“…brings the dead to ‘life’”
The Irish Examiner

Take in an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland’s largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls. You will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, art, sporting heroes, horticulture, natural life and much more.

Visit the graves and hear the stories of little known figures such as; Maria Higgins, a woman who died once yet was buried twice in Glasnevin. An Irish chaplain who witnessed the liberation of Bergen Belsen concentration camp. The last Irish winner of Wimbledon. The man who cut the ribbon and opened Sydney Harbour Bridge (when he wasn’t meant to) and a vault that held secrets during the Irish War of Independence to name a few. A tour that is for those both well acquainted with the cemetery and those who have never visited before, the secret history of Ireland’s most well known cemetery.

Your ticket includes entry into the exhibitions in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.  You can choose to visit the museum before or after your tour. Please note, tour duration is at least 90 minutes.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of Glasnevin Trust in facilitating our Tour, proceeds of which will go to the Bursary Fund.

To book your place on Saturday May 6th, Please email  grace.omalley@eircom.net

Tickets 15.00 Members, 18.00 Non Members. Meet at 12.30 at Cemetery Museum.

Limited places!

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Lunchtime Theatre:

Thursday 27 April:  Ruby Tuesday

is a comedy which tells how Mrs T and her cleaning lady, Ruby, manage their domestic catastrophes through laughter and banter.

Thursday 25 May : The Confirmation Suit by Brendan Behan

Adapted for the stage by Peter Sheridan, Performed by Gary Cooke
Written in 1962, just two short years before Behan’s death, the Confirmation Suit is filled with humour, insight and pathos. It is a story that still resonates today, more than fifty years after its composition.

Please contact Madeleine if you would like to book for any of the above.  Meet at the venue, top floor, upstairs in the Powerscourt Townhouse centre at 12.45/50.
Tickets €20 includes soup and bread lunch supplied by The Pepper Pot cafe. Funds raised go to the Bursary Fund.
Please reply by email magnesbitt@gmail.com or text: 086 8519995

BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE @ POWERSCOURT
Powerscourt Townhouse is directly behind Bewley’s Cafe. Walk all the way down Johnson’s Court (the lane to the right of Bewley’s), the door to Powerscourt is directly in front of you. Take the stairs or lift to the theatre on the top floor.

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RECENT EVENTS:

WOMEN’S HISTORY WALKING TOUR OF DUBLIN with historian Sarah Finnegan

Saturday 1 April 2017, 10.45 am, Meet at Front Arch, TCD (1.5 hours)

Starting at Trinity, we’ll discuss the history of women in Irish education and, moving towards the Rosie Hackett bridge, we’ll examine the place of women in Dublin from Viking times onward, along with the importance of the river within this context and the representation of women in terms of the bridges that span it.  A discussion of Rosie Hackett leads us smoothly into the next stop, Liberty Hall. There, the main topic is that of women in the 1913 Lockout, the 1916 Rising and the daily battles these women faced in order to gain the rights that had long been granted to their male counterparts.The Monto is the next topic of conversation, and following on from that the Abbey is the next natural stop on the path towards O’Connell St, along with Wynns Hotel. Following Wynns I propose we make our way up O’Connell Street to the Proclamation plaque and from there discuss commemoration and the depiction of women in Dublin while addressing the document itself as a reference. This is also the perfect point for a discussion on Clery’s, department stores, ballrooms and, turning to face  the GPO, we celebrate and explore the role of women in the 1916 Rising.  We’ll the move up along O’Connell street and , with a good vantage point, discuss the Rotunda hospital and healthcare for women before moving back down towards Henry Street and on our right stepping onto Moore Street to discuss the role of women in the workplace.  We then, back on Henry St, tell story of Jennie Wyse Power, the Dunnes Stores strikers before making our way back towards the river where the tour concludes.

WOMEN IN THE PUBLIC EYE: DISCUSSION AND NETWORKING EVENT

Tuesday 28 February 6.30pm, Room 02A, Ground Floor, School of Law, House 39, New Square, Trinity College Dublin

In this career-focused event open to members and non-members of Trinity Women Graduates, Margaret Ward, entrepreneur, broadcaster and Founder of Women on Air, will give an overview of what prompted her to start Women on Air and her work as a founder of two different communications and training companies.

 Margaret will be joined by Averil Power, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, former Senator and Trinity alumna for a discussion with Lorna Jennings, Managing Director of Dublin’s newest public relations firm, Hanover Communications, on what it’s like to be in a public facing role.

Prosecco and networking reception to follow.