Since 1909 International Women’s Day has played an incredibly important role in the fight for equal rights and it continues to play an important role to this day. Every year thousands of people come together to march and demonstrate support for women’s rights and important social, economic and political issues still impacting the lives of women to this day.
The women’s rally was on March 5 this year but that doesn’t mean that the opportunity to participate in International Women’s Day has passed. There are plenty of amazing events still taking place in the city up until March 8.
1. A Females, Femmes Theys & Thems Market
Head down to Eatyard, Drumcondra between 12 pm and 5 pm and you’ll find the most amazing market in honour of International Women’s Day. The ten plus stalls here sell crafts created exclusively by women, gender-non binary and gender non-conforming people. You can pick up the cutest, boldest and most beautiful items and it’s completely free to enter.
2. Women Rising
On Tuesday, March 8 (International Women’s Day) you can enjoy a fantastic lineup of women comedians. musicians, poets and speakers. You can expect to hear from the amazing Tara Flynn, Ailbhe Reddy and Finnoula Reddy amongst others and it’s all taking place at The Workman’s Club, D02 VX36, from 7.30 pm until 9. 30 pm. Tickets cost €25 each and you can buy them on the website.
3. Dublin City Gallery Tour
On March 8 from 1 pm until 2 pm you can join Aoife Convery as she guides guests around Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. The tour will focus on the artwork of women in the collection, and it’s sure to be an eye-opening event. It’s free and you can register on the website.
4. National Symphony Orchestra – A Celebration Of IWD
Get ready to be blown away by Ireland’s amazingly talented women composers and singers at this stirring concert. You’ll hear both traditional Irish music and music with a fresh perspective such as that of Irish-Ghanian singer AIS, whose inspiration comes from far and wide, incorporating many different genres to create the most beautiful music. Tickets can be purchased online for around €38.50 and the concert runs from 7.30 pm on March 8 on the main stage at the National Concert Hall.