For your consideration.
‘Through Her Eyes’.
A History of Ireland in 21 women.
Author Clodagh Finn writes:
I’ve been time-travelling, looking for forgotten women in Irish history.
Starting in the Stone Age, I found a far more rich and varied history of women than you might ever imagine from reading conventional history.
There were thinkers, toilers, soldiers, sailors – to misquote the old rhyme – and many more besides; powerbrokers, adventurers, artists and magicians.
Some favourites – St Dahalin, an early Irish miracle-worker and saint; Roesia de Verdun, a 12th-century noblewoman and the only woman ever to build a castle in Ireland; Lady Ranelagh, chemist Robert Boyle’s brilliant older sister; Cork-born Clotilde Graves, one of the first female journalists on Fleet Street.
The launch at 6pm in Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on October 16. Everyone welcome. There will be wine…
Name those cover girls (top), anyone?