The inclusion of female experience, interpretation, needs and rights into mainstream consciousness can trace its origins back in history, some might include the early matriarchal societies, others might start in the 18th Century.
Irish Women and the Vote by Louise Ryan (Editor); Margaret Ward (Editor)
Publication Date: 2007-06-20
The Irish suffrage movement consisted of many organisations and involved women from all over the country, of all ages, class and religious backgrounds. In proportion to the size of the country, it was reckoned the equivalent in size and energy to that of the British movement.
'Irish Women's Fiction' examines women's novels up to and following the establishment of the Irish state, the period of the Second World War, the Second Wave feminism of the 1970s, to postmodernism in the 1990s.
A Sample Books Avilable From the Library
The second sex / Simone de Beauvoir ; translated and edited by H.M. Parshley ; introduction to the Vintage edition by Deirdre Bair. by Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986
Call Number: 305.4 BEA
The female eunuch / Germaine Greer by Greer, Germaine, 1939-
Call Number: 305.42 GRE
Sex and destiny : the politics of human fertility / Germaine Greer. by Greer, Germaine, 1939-
Call Number: 306.7 GRE
Monday's at Gaj's by Anne Stopper
Publication Date: 2006-10-16
Monday's at Gaj's traces the lives of a fascinating group of women who founded Ireland's first radical women's rights organisation - the Irish Women's Liberation Movement. Gaj's was the Baggot Street restaurant, now closed, where the IWLM, as well as other activists, poets other people on the margins, met every Monday night.
From Eve to Dawn by Marilyn French; Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Origins is the first of four volumes of a momental, readable, and unprecedented history of women throughout the world.
Living Dolls by Natasha Walter
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.' Empowerment, liberation, choice.
Is the Future Female? by Lynne Segal
Publication Date: 1987-12-27
The war against women / Marilyn French. by French, Marilyn, 1929-
Irish Innovators in Science and Technology by Charles Mollan (Editor); William Davis (Editor); Brendan Finucane (Editor); Royal Irish Academy Staff (Contribution by); Enterprise Ireland Staff (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2002-12-31
This book of pen-portraits of men and women involved in Irish science and technology is a step in redressing the neglected state of the history of Irish science. It should assist in bridging the gap between the earlier Irish scientific tradition and the present scientific activities of our universities and research institutes.