Here’s how to celebrate over the next few days.
Tuesday 8 March marks International Women’s Day – a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women all around the world.
Thankfully, over the next few days, Dublin is offering up a few opportunities for us all to take part in the annual event. Here are our top suggestions.
1. #NoWomenLeftBehind at The Dail – Saturday 5 March, Kildare Street.
The National Women’s Council of Ireland is holding a women’s rally outside Dáil Eireann, calling for political leadership and change in order to advance women’s equality.
The rally will include a wide range of guest speakers, such as Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald and People Before Profit’s Bríd Smith.
Women all over Ireland are urged to attend in order to “show the government these issues matter to you”.
More information can be found here.
2. Women Rising – Tuesday 8 March, The Workman’s Club.
The Useless Project is celebrating International Women’s Day with an evening of spoken word, comedy, live music and honest conversation.
The event includes talks from several brilliant Irish women, including Tara Flynn, Shiv, Ailbhe Reddy, and Finnoula Reddy.
Tickets can be purchased here.
3. Manifest Celebrates International Women’s Day – Saturday 5 March, The Sound House.
Manifest Ireland is celebrating International Women’s Day by giving us a night of all-female acts at The Sound House (The Wiley Fox). Some of Ireland’s best upcoming and established DJs will be there, so don’t miss out!
Proceeds from all tickets will be donated to Women’s Aid charity.
4. Females, Femmes, Thems and Theys Market – Sunday 6 March, EatYard at The Bernard Shaw
The stalls at this month’s Eatyard Sunday market will be run by women and non-binary people, with ten stalls full of “crafty bits and bobs”.
Entry is totally free and all are welcome. What a lovely way to celebrate International Women’s Day and support some small businesses while you’re at it!
5. Why Designs’ International Women’s Day – 10 March, The Sugar Club Dublin
The Sugar Club Dublin is holding a night dedicated to women in the creative community in Ireland – and exploring how we can make it a more inclusive place.
The event has been set up by WhyDesign, which works to address the gender imbalance in the design industry across Ireland.
Some incredible speakers will be featured on the night, and organisers have said they hope to see a “50:50 gender balance” reflected in the audience.
Happy International Women’s Day!