If women remain on the margins of society, we only have marginal opportunities for making marginal change’,
Maria Torres, Adult Literacy teacher, Equador
The Countess Markievicz School was founded in 2011 by a group of students in the School of Social Justice in University College Dublin, who were concerned about the declining numbers of women in public and political life in Ireland. The school is a discussion forum on women in Ireland in honour of Ireland’s first female MP and Cabinet Minister, which addresses different topics each year. Audience participation is encouraged and feedback is used to direct future school discussions.
Videos of the speeches given in previous years can be found alongside a biography of each speaker by clicking on the School pages on the left.