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International Womens Day Limerick 2017 to host a wide variety of events

Pictured: Niamh Briggs and Emma Langford who will be attending International Womens Day Limerick 2017

Niamh Briggs, a Limerick native and captain of Ireland women’s rugby team will be among the speakers to mark International Womens Day Limerick 2017 this week.

She will join a line-up of women who have forged flourishing paths in their careers at Villiers School on the North Circular Road this Wednesday, March 8.

International Womens Day Limerick 2017 Emma Langford debuts EP at Dolans Limerick

Emma Langford debuts EP at Dolans Limerick. Picture by Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerick




The International Womens Day Limerick 2017 line-up of guest speakers includes Rose Hynes, of the Shannon Airport group, Dr Wynette Redington, academic and researcher, and the only female academic on the UL Governing Authority board, Professor Colette Cowan, chief executive of UL Hospitals Group, author Judi Curtin and Ms Briggs, from 9.15am, followed by a questions and answers session. There will also be a panel of the speakers urging women to “be bold for a change” at an event.

This event was organised by Emma Langford, an alt-folk singer/songwriter and founder of the group Limerick Lady, a movement which focuses on shining a spotlight on female performing artists, as well as women in a variety of careers.

It will be held from 6-8pm, on March 8, in Chez le Fab, Arthur’s Quay, and feature Ruth Crean, founder of the Stormy Teacup, Ann Blake of Impact Theatre, Olivia Carrig, project manager in Dell, Sarah Jane Hennelly, a general election candidate for the Social Democrats. Also featured will be Louise McCormick, sound engineer and music producer, author Roisín Meaney, Aoife Potter-Cogan, festivals organiser with Limerick Arts Office, and Niamh Dunne, vocalist and violinist, Beoga. Other speakers will include Valerie Dolan, of Dolan’s pub, Olivia O’Sullivan, founder of the Eat In Limerick project, and Deirdre Barrett, of ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services.

There will also be a “Women in Media” panel discussion in the University of Limerick and a special event to mark International Women’s Day will take place on Dell’s EMC campus at 10.30am.

Admission is free, and funds raised on the night will go to ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services in Rosbrien.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.