Votes for Women: Suffrage and Citizenship

July - October

This summer we are hosting an exhibition of artefacts, images and ephemera celebrating the Irish suffrage movement. The exhibition is in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland.

To see the exhibition, book a free tour of Leinster House.

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Exhibition booklet


Exhibition booklet

Download the exhibition booklet to read about the exhibits and the story of the campaign for the vote in Ireland.

Forthcoming events

Last updated - 27 Aug 2018, 15.18

  • Art exhibition on Countess de Markievicz

    The National Gallery of Ireland, in collaboration with the Houses of the Oireachtas, will hold an exhibition exploring  aspects of Countess de Markievicz's complex and enigmatic identity through her visual portrayal in painting, photography, illustration and film.

    The exhibition will remain open until 17 March 2019.

  • Photograph of current and former female Oireachtas Members

    To record and represent the incremental growth in female representation in Parliament, a photograph of current and former female Members of the Oireachtas will be taken in the Dáil Chamber.

  • Speaker's Lecture

    Hosted by the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, the Speaker's lecture in Leinster House will be in the context of Vótáil 100.

  • Former Members’ Symposium on Women’s Suffrage, Leinster House

    Former elected Members of the Oireachtas will meet in Leinster House to discuss matters relating to Vótáil100

    This event will be broadcast live on Oireachtas TV.

  • Centenary of 1918 election

    Event to mark the first time Irish women voted in a parliamentary election



Download the full programme of events.




Senator Ivana Bacik, chairperson of the Vótáil 100 steering committee, outlines the events planned to commemorate the centenary of Irish women's right to vote.

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