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South Dublin County Council commemorates local Suffragettes

South Dublin County Council commemorates local Suffragettes

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South Dublin County Council commemorates local Suffragettes

 

The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Mark Ward, unveiled a memorial plaque to commemorate and recognise the courage and perseverance of local women suffragettes on Monday 17th December 2018 in Sean Walsh Park, near the Old Bawn Road entrance.

In addition to the plaque, a flower bed has been planted in the colours of the Suffragette movement with an “X” sign centred in the middle of the planting bed which signifies the election ballot paper which citizens used to cast their vote. The trees in the vicinity will be wrapped in the colours also to celebrate the event.

Mayor Ward said “Today we remember and celebrate the dedication and courage of the Irish Suffragettes movement, one hundred years ago. 1918 was the first time Irish women were permitted by law to vote and stand in parliamentary elections. This change came about after many years of campaigning and action. I hope that this memorial will prompt passersby to stop, think of the past, and acknowledge the courage and perseverance of local women suffragettes.”

 

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For more information, contact South Dublin County Council Communications Unit at communications@sdublincoco.ie

IMAGE 1 Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Mark Ward unveils the Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park.

IMAGE 2 The newly unveiled Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park.

IMAGE 3 Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Mark Ward and Teresa Walsh the newly unveiled Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park.

 

About South Dublin County Council

South Dublin County is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.

South Dublin County Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial supports. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across six electoral areas.

Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south-west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres. The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • IMAGE 1 Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Mark Ward unveils the Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park
    IMAGE 1 Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Mark Ward unveils the Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park
  • IMAGE 2 The newly unveiled Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park.
    IMAGE 2 The newly unveiled Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park.
  • IMAGE 3 Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Mark Ward and Teresa Walsh the newly unveiled Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park.
    IMAGE 3 Mayor of South Dublin County Council Cllr Mark Ward and Teresa Walsh the newly unveiled Suffragettes Memorial in Sean Walsh Park.

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