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Limerick Womens Network welcomes Jean Tierney from Operation Transformation for International Women’s Day Celebration

Limerick Womens Network aims to promote gender equality through its work with women who experience multiple forms of oppression.

Limerick Womens Network welcomes Jean Tierney from Operation Transformation for International Women’s Day Celebration 

NCCWN Limerick Womens Network is delighted to once again invite the women of Limerick to join them on their annual International Women’s Day Celebration.  This year their event takes place in Ormston House on Monday, March 9 from 10 am – 2 pm.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The celebrations this year will include singing, dancing, poetry, relaxation, refreshments, health talks and an interview with Jean Tierney who was a contestant on RTE’s Operation Transformation in 2019. 

Jean successfully applied for Operation Transformation in 2019 after the loss of her baby but had to leave the programme as she found out she had become pregnant. 

Jean is very much looking forward to the event, “I was thrilled to be asked by the Limerick Women’s Network to be a part of their International Women’s Day event.  It will give me the opportunity to share my story and connect with women who have had similar experiences to me.”

The celebration will conclude with an interactive discussion from the Limerick Women’s Caucus centred around reimagining Limerick from a women’s perspective. 

Coordinator of NCCWN Limerick Womens Network, Edel Geraghty, said, “We look forward to our International Women’s Day event each year, this year we have great line up including a mix of entertainment, health demonstrations and real-life stories of courage and resilience.  

We are also happy to support the Limerick Women’s Caucus action as we are interested to know what women would change about Limerick, from a gendered point of view, if they got the chance.”

NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network has partnered with Ormston House again this year to host their celebration.  Co-Director of Ormston House, Niamh Brown, said, “Ormston House is delighted to welcome Limerick Women’s Network to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, this will be our third time celebrating with them. 

This year’s celebration has even more importance as Limerick Women’s Network is one of our community partners on our project the Feminist Supermarket. The project focuses on access, inclusion, and diversity, and is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Art Project Award and the Limerick Culture & Arts Office.”

All women are welcome to attend the International Women’s Day Celebration. 

Event details:

NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network Annual International Women’s Day Celebration takes place in Ormston House, Patrick Street, Limerick on Monday, March 9 from 10 am – 2 pm.

About NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network

The Limerick Women’s Network aims to promote gender equality through its work with women who experience multiple forms of oppression.  

We provide information and a drop-in service for women and supply information on a range of issues such as health provision, screening services and Violence against Women services.  

Additionally, we provide supports for women to return to education and training and to access employment and/or volunteering opportunities.  

We work with all women but specifically, our focus is on women who experience marginalisation and those from vulnerable communities.  

For further information contact:

Edel Geraghty – Coordinator NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network

087-3283746 / 061-275970

[email protected]

For info on this year’s Operation Transformation, click here. 

For more NCCWN Limerick Women’s Network stories, click here.

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.