For international Women’s Day enjoy a performance celebrating the lives of women in Irish history from 1916 to 1923, and women’s voices today.
Smashing Times is running an ‘At Home’ event with a difference as Constance de Markievicz and her friends are brought to life, using events that happened in and around the Dublin Castle complex.
Climb the grand staircase and join Constance de Markievicz; we meet her in 1891 as she attends an ‘At Home’ with her cousin the Vicereine, the Countess of Zetland. Take a promenade with the other characters, as this walk-about performance takes you through the James Connolly room, the State Drawing Room, the Throne Room, the Portrait Gallery and the circular room (better known as the Gothic Room). Enjoy storytelling, poetry and song as you meet Constance and her friends and explore stories of women we celebrated during this the Decade of Centenaries.
The event is a colourful gathering to mark 8 March, International Women’s Day as artists from Smashing Times work with artistic Director Mary Moynihan and Historian Dr Sinéad McCoole. ‘100 Years of Women in Politics and Public Life 1920-2020’ is also on display in Dublin Castle’s Coach House Gallery until 4 May 2020. Don’t miss your chance to see it before its run ends.
There will also be performances with artists Margaret Toomey, Róisín McAtamney, Carla Ryan, and Geraldine McAlinden.
Date and Venue
Sunday 8 March 2020
1pm and 4pm
Dublin Castle State Apartments, Upper Courtyard