Markievicz: Portraits & Propaganda


Markievicz: Portraits & Propaganda

27 October–10 February 2019

National Gallery of Ireland

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


Votes for Women: Suffrage and Citizenship

20 July - 14 December

Leinster House

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 - 25 Oct 2018, 15.15

  • 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 will be given by Alison Cowzer, chairperson of Women for Election. The lecture will mark the centenary of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918, which permitted women to stand for election in Britain and Ireland.

  • 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

    Statements in Dáil and Seanad Éireann 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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