Previous Events


  • Saturday 19th November – TWG Annual Lunch, Royal St George’s Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire
  • Thursday 8th December – Christmas Commons, Trinity College
  • Weekly Monday Morning Poetry Group continue as usual, Trinity Atrium Room 3
TWG Annual Lunch with Selina Cartmell – Saturday 19th November 
Trinity Women Graduates President’s Annual Lunch on Saturday 19th November. This event is the highlight of our 2016 events calendar, and a great chance to meet with other graduates and the TWG Committee over a relaxed lunch in a lovely venue with an inspiring guest speaker.

Our fantastic guest speaker is Selina Cartmell. Described by the Irish Times as ‘Easily the most visionary director working in Ireland today’, from 1st January Selina will be Director Designate and will take over as Director of the Gate from April 2017.As the first female director and just the fourth person to hold the post in the history of the Gate, Selina truly is breaking barriers.

Selina will touch on the theme of “Celebrating Tradition While Embracing Innovation” and share her thoughts on how that balance has been at play in the personal, academic and professional aspects of her life.

By way of background on our wonderful speaker, Selina took a First in Drama and History of Art from Trinity College, Dublin and Glasgow University and graduated with an MA (Distinction) from Central School of Speech and Drama in Advanced Theatre Directing.

She is currently Artistic Director of the multi-award winning company Siren Productions based in Dublin. In 2007 Selina was protégé to Julie Taymor as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Between 2010 and 2011 Selina was Artist-In-Residence at the Samuel Beckett Theatre.

She won the 2014 Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Director for Punk Rock, following previous wins for Titus Andronicus and Medea.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests on this special occasion.

Date: Saturday 19th November 2014
 (Reception commences) for 1.15 pm Lunch
Venue: Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire (good public transport, ample parking, fully accessible ground floor venue)

Price: €40 – includes Reception, 3-course lunch, a glass of prosecco or soft drink with the main course, tea/coffee.  (Additional wine may be purchased at table, from the Club wine list).

The annual lunch this year will incorporate a much-needed fundraising element in aid of the TWG Bursary Fund. We value your support!

Advance booking and payment required.

For further details and to book see here or email

Please try to book by Wednesday 16th November latest.Payment can be made via cheque (payable to DUWGA) and sent to Lorna Jennings, 88 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 or you can bring a cheque on the day.


UCD WGA Tour of Collins Barracks – Tuesday 22nd November 

Collins Barracks Museum (Proclaiming a Republic: the 1916 Rising) Meet in the Riding School at 10.15 for 10.30 guided tour. Contact Margaret O’ Gorman  087 774 8784 or Niamh Hynes 087 248 7119.  Organised by UCD WGA. All IrFUW members welcome.


Christmas Commons – Thursday 8th December 

Join #TrinityWomenGraduates with your guests for a traditional TWG Christmas Commons on Thursday 8th December. 

TWG will be joined by Fellows Emeriti Professor Corinna Salvadori Lonergan (Department of Italian) and Professor Barbara Wright (Department of French) who will reminisce for us on their careers as Trinity women after dinner.

Meet at 6pm sharp in the Dining Hall Lobby (doors will shut soon after).

A limited number of tickets remain available for TWG Members and Friends.

Please book before Thursday 1st December.

Christmas Commons, Trinity College – email


  • Tuesday 8th November – Women On Boards – Discussion and Networking Evening with Deirdre Ahern and others TBC. 6:30pm, Trinity College
  • Thursday 10th November, 12.45 – Bewleys Lunchtime Theatre – HONEST by DC Moore

Women on Boards – Discussion and Networking – Tuesday 8th November 2016

Trinity Women Graduates are excited to announce this Panel Discussion and Networking Event in Trinity’s Long Room Hub on Tuesday 8 November 6.30-8.30 on how women can realise their leadership potential.


Deirdre Ahern, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, Vice-President, Trinity Women Graduates

Rachel Hussey, Partner, Arthur Cox and Steering Committee, The 30% Club

Gina Quin, President of National College of Ireland and former CEO of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce

Networking and drinks to follow

For further details and to book see here or email 


Bewleys Lunchtime Theatre – HONEST by DC Moore – Thursday 10th November, 12.45

Performed by Kevin Murphy and Directed by David Horan

‘As I get older, it gets harder to lie. To tell lies to make people feel better about themselves. I can’t do it. I won’t.’

Is honesty always the best policy?

HONEST is an urgent 45-minute play that represents the best of contemporary International playwriting. It was first produced at the Royal and Derngate and at Edinburgh Fringe, where it received strong critical acclaim.

For a frustrated civil servant, surrounded by bureaucratic incompetence and hypocrisy, truth-telling becomes the only option.

A night-time odyssey through the city becomes a voyage of veracity, where he takes no prisoners. But is it a journey that will lead him to redemption?HONEST is a no-holds-barred, social commentary roller-coaster ride that is both hilarious and poignant. Written by the Northampton playwright DC Moore, (Olivier Nominee)

Please meet at the venue, top floor, upstairs in the
Powerscourt Townhouse centre at 12.45/50.
Tickets €20 includes soup and bread lunch supplied by The Pepper Pot
cafe. Funds raised go to the Bursary Fund.

Please reply by email to or text: 086 8519995

Powerscourt Townhouse is directly behind Bewley’s Cafe. Walk all the way down Johnson’s Court (the lane to the right of Bewley’s), the door to Powerscourt is directly in front of you. Take the stairs or lift to the theatre on the top floor.


17th February, Lir Theatre outing, Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art at TCD


Sir John Vanbrugh’s second comedy is an outspoken portrayal of sex, marriage, temptation and revenge in the 18th century. Lady Brute, the provoked wife, is hell bent on escaping the clutches of her brutish, gambling, drunken husband – a task that is becoming more and more attractive as she is pursued by the handsome young gentleman, Constant. Meanwhile, as Lady Brute’s niece is falling in love with Heartfree, a professed woman-hater, the bond between aunt and niece is growing stronger.

There is a special discount for DUWGA members – reduced price of €12 instead of the usual €15 and this can be booked online here when you use the code duwgadiscount

There is a special discount for DUWGA members – reduced price of €12 instead of the usual €15 and this can be booked online here when you use the code duwgadiscount

20th February    Invitation to the Highlanes Gallery at 2pm for exhibition launch talks and tour

WITNESS: How 1960s Ireland took on International Modernism

Contextual Introduction – Brenda Moore McCann, Art Historian

Recall and Response – Brian Maguire, Visual Artist

Walk and Talk tour – Richard Wood, Exhibition Curator

All welcome, free entry, booking advised on T. 041-9803311, refreshments will be served.

w/c 7th March Women’s Day Event

(Time and Room TBC)

11th March      The 1st Bewley’s Lunchtime Theatre outing of 2016

Wild Sky by Deirdre Kinehan, Directed by Jo Mangan

The story follows the paths of three friends from Slane. The script charts the radicalisation of a generation through the small cultural, national and sporting movements that flourished in Ireland at the turn of the twentieth century. It skillfully recounts the events leading up to and including the capture and siege of the GPO using the voices of two rural youngsters who are drawn in to the momentous events of their age.

The play is intertwined and underscored by a suite of original songs by Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Susan Mc Keown including her settings of poems from that time and songs by Irish composers of 1916-1917 and performed live by Mary Murray.

Usual format, meet at the venue, top floor, upstairs in the Powerscourt Townhouse centre at 12.45/50. Tickets €20 includes soup and bread lunch supplied by The Pepper Pot cafe. Funds raised go to the Bursary Fund.

Please reply by email or text: 086 8519995

12th March      Final round of Public Speaking competition 

UCD (Time and Room TBC)

15th March      Symposium on the 1916 Proclamation – National & International Context

Join the School of Histories and Humanities and the Trinity Long Room Hub in celebrating an academic interrogation of the 1916 Rising in its historical, global, dramatic and modern commemorative contexts. This event highlights the research of 15 Trinity academics showcasing the multi-faceted investigation that informs current understanding of the 1916 Proclamation and its impact.

Places are limited so be sure to Register Online now to book your place.

Date:     Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Time:     6pm to 8pm

Venue:   Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre, Arts Building Trinity College Dublin

5th April  Bewley’s Lunchtime Theatre

Rebel Rebel

Devised by Louise Lowe, Robbie O’Connor and Aisling O’Mara

Directed by Louise Lowe. Presented in association with ANU Productions
and in partnership with Fishamble.

Dublin, 24 April 1916. Ireland’s leading actors abandon a matinee of Cathleen Ni Houlihan. Stepping out of their costumes and taking their revolvers from beneath the Abbey stage, they march to Dublin Castle.

Firing the first shots of the insurrection they destroyed the status quo and changed forever the course of Irish history. Derived from real-life testimonies, Rebel Rebel chronicles the finite moments when the play (which more than any other symbolised the link between the cultural revival and the Irish revolution) spilled revolution from the stage onto the streets, leading to Sean’s fatal shooting and dying in Helena’s arms on the roof of City Hall.

Usual format, meet at the venue, top floor, upstairs in the Powerscourt Townhouse centre at 12.45/50. Tickets €20 includes soup and bread lunch supplied by The Pepper Pot cafe. Funds raised go to the Bursary Fund.

Please reply by email or text: 086 8519995

Beg – April     Career Series – On Innovation & Creativity

(Date, venue and booking details tba)
April  Wild Wonderful Women: Introducing some of the Women involved in the Rising of 1916

(Date, venue and booking details tba)

In addition to being mother of DUWGA Vice President Deirdre Ahern, local historian Fiona Ahern is going to shine a spotlight on some of the women involved in the 1916 Rising especially for DUWGA.

Fiona holds a Diploma in Fine and Decorative Arts (IPAV) and a Masters in Material Culture and History of Design (NCAD) as well as a Masters in Women’s Studies (UCD). She has written several local history books, including Bellewstown’s Forgotten Heroes, the stories of thirty-five men from the Bellewstown area who fought in the First World War (2014).  She organised a coach-trip to the WW1 battlefields of France and Flanders in 2015 and is currently arranging the commemoration ceremony and remembrance booklet for Irish Citizen Army activist James McCormack who died in the GPO in 1916.

Thursday 8th October, 11am

  • Meet directly at the Museum entrance at 11 am
  • Welcome and introduction by Manager and Trinity graduate, Carla Marrinan
  • Special demonstration tour of the collection by retired printer
  • Self-guided visit of the current exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum – “A World to Win, Posters of Protest and Revolution”, an exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London to celebrate Irish Design 2015.

Please register on

There is also a lovely café on site should the attendees wish to stay on for coffee/lunch afterwards.

A World to Win is an exhibition of posters of protest and revolution exploring a century of posters agitating for political change. From the “Votes of Women” campaigns of the early twentieth century to the recent occupy movements, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise. The exhibition will comprise of approximately seventy posters drawn from the V&A collection and will feature a diverse array of artists, graphic designers and print collectives. The exhibition is curated by Catherine Flood, V&A Prints Curator.

We will also be arranging our 2015 Career Series No 3 in November, the annual trip to Kildare Village (numbers permitting), Christmas Commons on Thursday 3rd December.   Lunchtime theatre outings will continue, and we will start to look for schools to participate in the Public Speaking competition.

Some ideas for keeping engaged with Trinity College this autumn:

Gradlink Mentoring Programme – you can sign up to participate as a mentor for the School from which you graduated – full registration details on this link – register by tomorrow Friday 25th September –

Friday 25th September –  Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) will again offer the public an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the world of research – and researchers – at Discover Research Dublin tomorrow evening.

Saturday 26th September – Trinity’s World War I Hall of Honour memorial stone official unveiling takes place on – – All are welcome but you must register to attend.

Monday 28th September – Celebrating the Centenary of So Chongju, Korea’s Premier 20thCentury Poet – Public lecture by Kevin O’Rourke, Professor Emeritus, Kyunghee University, Seoul.  6.30pm – 8.30pm, Neill Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub –

Tuesday 13th October – English Literature series of lectures begins. Continues for 10 weeks – the schedule and booking details are in this link – –  oscar@tcd.ieor 01 8962885.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 – The Trinity Long Room Hub Annual Edmund Burke Lecture 2015 by Professor Roy Foster | 19:00 | Edmund Burke Lecture Theatre, Arts Building
Register now:

Event: DUWGA Career Series: If I Knew Then, What I Know Now, with Tesco Director of Corporate Affairs, Christine Heffernan

Date: Monday 18th May

Time: 6.30pm for networking and refreshments, 7pm for talk, followed by Reception

Place: Dropbox Ireland Ltd., One Park Place, Floor 6, Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2


Recent graduates of 5 yrs or less – special offer: €5

DUWGA Members: €10

Friends/LinkedIn & FB members/Non-Members: €15

*All proceeds of the 2015 Career Series go directly to the Ann Budd Scholarship Fund, which is our major fund raising activity of 2015

Book: (quoting DUWGA Career Series)

Christine Heffernan, Director of Corporate Affairs at Tesco Ireland, is one seven executive directors at Tesco Ireland. As Director of Corporate Affairs, Christine is responsible for media, communications, corporate responsibility and internal communications for Tesco’s 15,000 colleagues.

Christine is going to share some thoughts on the topic of If I Knew Then, What I Know Now, looking at advice she would give her younger self. This follows on from a project DUWGA has run in the past year, asking our members at events for words of wisdom, which culminated in the publication of a series of bookmarks, showcasing these quotes for International Women’s Week celebrations in College in March.

Christine studied History and Politics at Trinity before working at the European Parliament and then as a policy adviser for the British Treasury in London. She joined Vodafone Ireland as Corporate

Communications Manager and later become Head of Corporate Affairs. She took an Executive MBA at Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business and subsequently joined Bord Gais where she spent two years as Head of PR before joining Tesco Ireland last year.

Dropbox (thanks to DUWGA member Geraldine MacCarthy) has kindly agreed to be our host for the evening.

Event: Presentation to DUWGA on TCD’s visual identity development

Date: Wednesday, 20th May

Time: 6pm

Place: Global Room, Watts Building, TCD

Book: Email (quoting Identity presentation) – as we need numbers for catering purposes

Prior to the approval by the Board of TCD of the revised identity in December 2014, more than fifty consultation sessions were held, with invitations issued to students and staff, retired staff, and an open invitation to alumni. Although I had conveyed the feedback from DUWGA members to the highest levels within the College, at an earlier stage of the process last year, when I asked for your opinions, we were not made aware of these later consultation sessions. However, we now have the opportunity to attend a presentation specifically organised for DUWGA. This is an important meeting for DUWGA members and I would expect a good attendance (the Global Room can accommodate up to 50 comfortably), as we look at ways/discuss ideas together for updating our visual identity/brand/social media presence, in line with Trinity’s new visual identity guidelines.

Speakers are Professor Professor Shane Allwright, MA, MScPH, PhD, Hon FFPHMI, FTCD, Registrar and Beibhinn Coman, Director of Marketing, TCD.

Event: Lunchtime Theatre – Being Norwegian, a play by David Greig

Date: Thursday 21st May

Time: Meet at the venue from 12.15-12.50pm

Place: Powerscourt Townhouse theatre (directly behind Bewley’s Cafe. Walk all the way down Johnson’s Court (the lane to the right of Bewley’s), the door to Powerscourt is directly in front of you. Take the stairs or lift to the theatre on the top floor).

Price*: €20 includes light lunch.

*All proceeds of Lunchtime Theatre go to the Bursary Fund.

Book: Directly with Madeleine Nesbitt – or text: 086 8519995

Directed by Clodagh Mooney Duggan, starring Gemma Doorly and Karl Shiels Being Norwegian is a darkly funny comedy revolving around an encounter between two outsiders and a one night stand that is destined to never happen. Sean (Karl Shiels) and Lisa’s (Gemma Doorly)  dalliance does not begin promisingly, having returned to Sean’s flat, their fumbling conversationa oreplay lacks spark but slowly, something magical begins to happen. Rarely has a pub pickup thrown together two more diverse personalities, than in David Greig’s beguiling vignette. “Greig’s play speaks tenderly of loneliness, nostalgia, the desperate longing to connect and that misfit feeling that no one quite knows where you are coming from…” The Guardian

Event: International Day (Reminder as details already circulated by email)

Date: Saturday, 23rd May

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm, followed by buffet lunch in Buswells Hotel

Place: Global Room, Watts Building, TCD

Price: Meeting and lunch will be €25 or £22 payable in advance. Cost of meeting only will be €10or £8.00

Book: Eileen Cooley for Sterling payments and Helen Mulvihill for Euro payments before Monday

18 May 2015. For any further information please contact Marion Gibson, President, directly:

Verdi Requiem

Thursday 19th March, 8.00pm – NCH

There is a 10% discount for Groups of 10 or more, if you wish to organise a group of friends to attend.

Lunchtime Theatre

Our next lunchtime theatre will be on Thursday  28 March and it should be well worth the effort.  Its an adaptation of the George Orwell short story:


It has been adapted and will be performed by the very talented, Phelim Drew .
Directed by Michael Toumey “A man drifting through life, in 1920’s Paris, scraping by in dead end jobs and generally soaking up the rich underbelly of Parisian life, finds himself falling helplessly short and discovering a very different view of life, looking up from below. With a keen understanding of social inequality and a wry sense of humour, he vividly recounts his experiences while down and out. This powerful performance from Phelim Drew brings Orwell’s classic to the stage with humour, empathy and wit.”

The place, as before is in the new temporary venue of Powerscourt Townhouse.

TO GET THERE: Walk all the way down Johnson’s Court (the lane to the right as you face Bewley’s Cafe), the Powerscourt Townhouse is straight ahead of you. Take the stairs or lift to the theatre on the top floor. (It’s just 115 steps away!)

The format is the same; meet at the venue at 12.45/50. Price €15 without lunch,

€20 with lunch. Soup and bread supplied by The Pepperpot Restaurant. Proceeds go to the Bursary Fund.

Let me know if you would like to reserve tickets.  Friends most welcome. 

Please contact Madeleine Nesbitt to book
or text 086 8519995

RDS Talks with Trinity connections

Dublin, One City One Book Festival – ‘Life, the Universe and a Couple of Books’

Roddy Doyle in conversation with Catherine Dunne – TCD alumna, and guest speaker at our Christmas Commons in 2014

Wednesday, 8 April at 6.30pm – RDS Library

Great Libraries of the World – ‘Trinity College Library Dublin by Peter Fox

Wednesday, 15 April at 6.30pm – RDS Library

Admission to these lectures is free and open to the public, but booking is essential. For bookings & information, please contact: 01 240 7254; Email:


Lunchtime Theatre -play took place on Tuesday 3rd March, in BEWLEY’S CAFÉ THEATRE @ POWERSCOURT TOWNHOUSE.
The price is the same, €5 and there will be soup and bread provided by The Pepperpot restaurant.
It’s Deep!
Written and directed by John Sheehy
Performed by Bren BarnettCallBack theatre, the company that brought you the hugely successful Fred & Alice
**** The Irish Times **** Irish Examiner ***** The HeraldEver dug yourself into a hole and couldn’t come out?
Ever dug yourself into a hole and didn’t want to come out?
The Hole tells the story of one man’s self imposed exile from society.
All he wants is to be left alone.
Is that too much to ask?
Apparently it is!A new play that offers proof of life after death and practical advice on how to dig a really big hole! When you are 50 ft down and grappling with the mysteries of the universe, sometimes the answer is to just to keep on digging.Produced by Cora Fenton

Thursday 27th November,  7.30pm

Annual lecture by current Ireland Chair of Poetry, Paula Meehan-JM Synge Theatre, TCD.

Friday 28th November 2014

DUWGA Kildare Village Trip:  The proceeds of this full day annual trip, as usual, go towards the Bursary Fund.

Thursday 4th December 2014

Annual Christmas Commons in Dining Hall (Guest Speaker for DUWGA Group: Most Rev Pat Storey, M.A. (Hons), B.Th.  – Bishop of Meath and Kildare)

We all had a wonderful time at the DUWGA President’s Annual Lunch.   This event is the highlight of our 2014 events calendar, and a great chance to meet with other graduates and the DUWGA Committee over a relaxed lunch in a lovely venue with an inspiring guest speaker. Our fantastic guest speaker was Angie Mezzetti.This summer she produced the ‘Leading Women’ radio documentary for Newstalk with insights from leading Irish women about what changes are needed to encourage and facilitate more women to take up leadership positions.

Date: Saturday 15th November 2014, 12.30pm (Reception commences) for 1.15 pm Lunch

Venue: Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire (good public transport, ample parking, fully accessible ground floor venue)
Price: €35 – includes Reception, 3-course lunch, a glass of wine or soft drink with the main course, tea/coffee.  (Additional wine may be purchased at table, from the Club wine list).The annual lunch this year will incorporate a much-needed fundraising element in aid of the DUWGA Bursary Fund. We value your support!   Advance booking and payment required. Contact for more information. Please try to book by Friday 14th Novemberlatest.


Career Series # 4: Embracing Change in Challenging Times 

We hope you can make it to our next event on ‘Embracing Change in Challenging Times’ coming up on Wednesday 22 October with Deirdre Cronnelly, CEO of AFRESH, to equip yourself with practical tools to embrace challenges and grab opportunities while staying energised, motivated and productive.

DUWGA Career Series No 4
Embracing Change in Challenging TimeTo book place 

*All proceeds of the evening will go directly to DUWGA voluntary and bursary activities, TAP prize and scholarship. Thank you for your support. This event is kindly hosted by ESB with special thanks to DUWGA Member Finola O’Donnell (ESB Networks).

Lunchtime Theatre at Bewleys Café Theatre, Grafton Street

The last play was very enjoyable, and Madeleine Nesbitt has kindly offered to arrange another outing on Tuesday 21st October, to see:


“Patrick Kavanagh: A Life” see attached summary.

Please contact Madeleine Nesbitt directly as soon as possible – by email or text her mobile 086 851 9995. Guests most welcome too.   Usual format – meet at 12.45-50 pm upstairs outside the Café Theatre.  Cost €15 includes light lunch.

Win a chance to visit the Provost’s House Stables! – 17th – 19th October

TRIARC-Trinity Irish Art Research Centre, housed in the renovated Provost’s House Stables, will open it’s doors to the public as part of the open House Festival which takes place on from 17th-19th October

The conversion of the stables is an excellent example of a successful translation of an existing building into a new use. The horse stalls provide the study carrels for researchers.

Places on this tour will be distributed using an email lottery. Register your details for a chance to win two places on this tour

Save the following dates in November & December:

Saturday 15th November 2014

President’s Lunch (Venue: Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, booking details soon).  The annual lunch this year will incorporate a much-needed fundraising element in aid of the Bursary Fund.  We need your support!

Christmas Carols in College Chapel

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October 2014

This year, the annual IrFUW conference is hosted by the Galway Association of Women Graduates.

It is open to all DUWGA members, and some of your committee will be attending the weekend event.

Venue: Salthill Hotel, Galway (details in attached pdf)

Some general TCD-related activities:

English Literature Evening Lectures 2014 – courtesy of the Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing, School of English, Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College is commencing a series of English Literature series of evening lectures.  The venue for the lectures is the Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building Trinity College Dublin. The start time is 7 p.m.  Programme to be uploaded to our website shortly and we hope it might be of interest to some of you.

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014

Annual Joint Dinner: TCD Association London and the TCD Dining Club London

Venue: Reform Club, London     Speaker: HE The Ambassador of Ireland, Daniel Mulhall

Further details on

Friday, 7th November, 2014

TCD Northern Ireland Association, Northern Ireland, 90th Anniversary Dinner

Venue: Malone Golf Club, Belfast            Time: 6.45 for 7.30pm

Further details on

Friday 26th September 2014

On Discover Research Dublin night, the Centre for Literary Translation in partnership with Ireland Literature Exchange is hosting a ‘translation slam’ to showcase translation as a creative practice. Literary Translators, Lisa Dillman and Daniel Hahn will be given a Spanish-language text to work on in advance of the slam. The original text and their translations will be supplied to all members of the audience.   At the slam, author and journalist, Paddy Woodworth will chair a conversation about the translation choices which the two translators made. Members of the audience will be invited to join in the discussion, to ask questions of the translators and to suggest translations of their own. The event will last an hour and a half.   The audience does not need any knowledge of Spanish to enjoy the evening!

Host: Centre for Literary Translation – DUWGA Members welcome

Venue: The Print House, Trinity College Dublin

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Chair: Paddy Woodworth

Participants: Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn

Lisa Dillman translates from the Spanish and Catalan and teaches at Emory University in Atlanta.

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator with some forty books to his name. His translations from Portuguese, French and Spanish include fiction from Europe, Africa and the Americas and non-fiction by writers ranging from Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramago to Brazilian footballer Pelé.

Saturday 11th October 2014

Irish Garden Plant Society in association with Botany Department, Trinity College Dublin

Leinster Plant Sale at Trinity College Dublin Botanic Garden, Palmerston Park,  Dartry.

Entrance is opposite corner of Palmerston Park (behind Trinity Hall). Opposite 140 bus terminus; Luas stop is Milltown

Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Monday, 15th September 2014

DUWGA Poetry Group

Venue: DUWGA Room, No  36, Fenian Street, Ground floor

Time: 10.30am to 12pm

“We start with coffee and a chat, then read and discuss poetry until noon.  After that, anyone who is available strolls over to the Davenport Hotel for a bowl of soup.
We are currently reading The Honey Gatherers edited by Maura Dooley, a collection of love poems across centuries and cultures. 
We meet every Monday during term, from Mon, 15th September.
New members are always welcome – it’s a very open house”.

For further information contact:
Rosy Wilson: Email:
Veronica Campbell: Email:

The Poetry Group is planning to host an open evening of readings by members, in our DUWGA Room


Lunchtime Theatre at Bewleys Café Theatre, Grafton Street, will resume shortly, under the auspices of Madeleine Nesbitt.  Doors open at 12.50pm and a light lunch is served before the performance which starts at 1.10pm and is over by 2.00pm, slotting easily into a busy schedule.


24th May Seminar to celebrate the IFUW’s Day Global Health Centre, Trinity College
Visit and coffee at 10.30 am
Hosted by Frédérique Vallières, main speaker

Frédérique Vallières is currently a PhD student in the Centre for Global Health (CGH) at Trinity College.
Frédérique presented a paper at the 31st IFUW Triennial Conference in Istanbul, held in August 2013,
on “Combating Early Marriage through Sustainable Education among the Maasai: A Case Study”.
She was funded by the IrFUW and gave an excellent presentation.

We will have a tour of the Centre and learn of the research being undertaken
Following the visit, there will be a carvery style lunch at Buswells Hotel,
Molesworth Street, Dublin 2

The cost of the seminar, including lunch, is €20 / £18.00

Open to all members of the IrFUW, DUWGA and guests

 Centre for Global Health, TCD, 7-9 Leinster Street South, Dublin 2.

Full details of the event are available from Marion Gibson –  –00 44 (0) 28 9066 7448 – 048 9066 7448

DUWGA Annual Summer Outing – Saturday 7th June 2014

Full day summer outing to Newbridge Silverware Visitors’ Centre and Museum of Style Icons, followed by the Japanese Gardens and the National Stud.

This event is open to members and friends/guests.

The coach will leave Trinity College Dublin Lincoln Gate entrance at 10 am, arriving around 11 am at Newbridge Silverware Visitors’ Centre.  Tea/coffee and scones will be served on arrival.

Guests are then free to visit the Museum of Style Icons and browse in the showrooms, with the opportunity to purchase some of the many special offers.
We then transfer to the Japanese Gardens, which were created between 1906 and 1910. They trace the journey from birth to death through 20 landmarks, including the Tunnel of Ignorance, the Hill of Ambition, and the Gateway to Eternity. They are said to be the best of their kind in Europe.
Also in the grounds is St. Fiachra’s garden, symbolising the power of the Irish landscape. A spiritual haven inspired by the Patron Saint of Gardeners, and perfect place for a relaxing stroll.

Before you leave the gardens there will be an opportunity to refuel your energy, and purchase lunch or a snack in the restaurant.
The National Stud is next door. This was set up in 1900 by Colonel Hall Walker of Johnnie Walker Whiskey fame. It breeds high quality stallions. There is a tour of the stud every hour. Also there is a small Museum of the Horse on site.
Bus will depart from the National Stud at 4pm.

All in ticket price: €45pp or €40pp for two or more people.

Please book by Friday 30th May 2014

The price includes coach, tea/coffee and scones at Newbridge Silverware Visitors’ Centre, entrance to the Museum of Style Icons, Japanese Gardens and National Stud (lunch can be purchased or bring your own picnic).
For further details and to book your place, please contact:
Veronica Campbell. Email: Text: 086-2455025
Anne Headley. Email: Text: 087-2298870

Looking the business….the importance of POWERFUL PERSONAL BRANDING

An evening with Frances Jones, Founder, Image Matters
Venue: Mason Hayes & Curran law firm (courtesy of Mary Casey, DUWGA)
South Bank House, Barrow St, Dublin 4
Time: 6.30pm, forFor further details and to book place

We are very excited to have Frances Jones, one of Ireland’s top image consultants join us to share top tips on the importance of personal branding. Frances has worked with people on every rung of the professional ladder including Government ministers, senators, diplomats, award winners, entrepreneurs and international speakers. Frances is also a regular speaker at conferences, fundraisers, network events and business groups. She also frequently shares her insight via newspapers, magazines, TV and radio.

May 9-11     UWE Meet and Greet   –   Amsterdam

Airfield House Tour:

DUWGA is offering to arrange a guided tour of the Overend Family Home – Airfield, Dundrum, which is now dedicated to the Overend Sisters and brings their story to life. The house is a new heritage experience which contains photos, stories and facsimiles from the Airfield archive.

Airfield Tour Guide, Orla McGrane will take you on the journey through the lives of Letitia & Naomi and the history of Airfield. There are many stories to hear and tell about Letitia and Naomi Overend all of which can be discovered in a wonderful interactive Heritage Experience in their family home.

Following the house tour you can take a walk through the newly landscaped gardens which were designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd. You can view the vintage car collection which includes Letitia’s 1927 Rolls Royce. The Woodland Walk is also open which takes you to the new farmyard where you can view the Airfield Jersey herd as well as sheep, lambs and hens.

Date: Wednesday, 30th April 2014

Venue: Airfield, Dundrum

Time: 10.00 am for guided tour of the house, followed by tea/coffee and scones at 11 am

in Overend’s Café


€15 per person for admission, guided tour and tea/coffee and scones

For further details and to book your place, contact Linda Chawla –

Theatre outing:

DUWGA member Madeleine Nesbitt is once again organising outings to Bewley’s Café Lunchtime Theatre, to see an exciting new play later this month.  This is a chance to see the work of some fresh young talent.1) 

Tuesday 29 April at 1pm (doors open 12.50)

by Hugh Travers, starring Michael Ford Fitzgerald.
Directed by Ronan Phelan, Produced by Ailsing O’Brien, Lighting/Set design by Zia Holly. Sound design by Trevor Furlong.  Production support by Rough Magic Theatre Company & Timador Productions.
This play premiered at the Dublin Fringe festival in 2013.
“1987: a story hit the headlines that sends an unsuspecting Irish nation reeling in shock and disgust.
A story of brutality and bloodshed, of depravity and gross deception.   A story of murder.
Gerry Ryan has killed a lamb.  Kind of.  Maybe.
What starts as a radio slot about survival guides on the Gay Byrne show quickly descends into a media frenzy.  With blood on his hands Gerry must face Gardaí investigation, political scandal and somehow save his career.”If you would like tickets for one or both of these plays please contact Madeleine directly as soon as possible, by email or text her mobile 086 8519995.Guests most welcome too.Usual format – meet at 12.45-50 pm upstairs outside the Café Theatre.  Cost €15 includes light lunch.

Invitation to DUWGA members:The National Women’s Council of Ireland invites DUWGA members to a seminar to highlight the importance of gender and equality in health service planning and delivery –Gender Matters – on Monday 31st March 2014 from 11am to 3pm, at the offices of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, 4th Floor, 2/3 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.Keynote Speakers   
Dr Noreen Shields, Planning and Development Manager, Corporate Inequalities Team, National Health Service, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dr Jane Pillinger, Gender Mainstreaming Expert.
Mr Eddie Ward, National Project Manager Health Promotion and Improvement, Health Services Executive.
Rachel Doyle, National Women’s Council of Ireland
Dr Mark Murphy, Lecturer Royal College of Surgeons and General PractitionerPanel Discussion
Chaired By June Boulger, National Lead for Service User Involvement, HSE, National Advocacy Unit.LIGHT LUNCH PROVIDED To register your attendance at this event, please contact NWCI
Tel (01) 8787248 or email by Wednesday 19th March 2014.
At the seminar we will launch a set of new resources on Gender Mainstreaming:
Gender Matters:
§  A User Friendly Guide to gender mainstreaming
§  A Training for Trainers Manual,
§  A Toolkit for mainstreaming gender in health service policy, planning and deliveryFor further details please contact Trish Brennan, NWCI at (01) 8787248/ or
Eddie Ward, Health Promotion and Improvement,  (043) 334

Invitation to DUWGA members:The Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research (WiSER) & the School of Physics TCD are pleased to invite DUWGA members to this upcoming event:“Gender and Physics?” by  Professor Tomas Brage, Lund University, Sweden
Date:              Wednesday, 9th April
Time:              2.00 pm 
Location:       Fitzgerald Library, Fitzgerald Building, School of Physics (Map: via Eventbrite: does gender fit into Physics? Drawing on examples from the Gender Certification project at the Physics Department in Lund University, and the Gendered Innovation project of Stanford University and the European Commission, Professor Brage will discuss the importance of including a gender perspective when working with quality assurance, excellence in research (and teaching) and an improved work environment in Physics institutes.
This talk will describe the background reasoning and motivation for advancing equality, and will provide an outline of the process at different levels within the university. Prof Brage will offer a number of concrete examples of what can happen in a Department that is engaged in addressing gender equality in Physics.About the SpeakerTomas Brage is Professor and Director of Education in Physics at Lund University, Sweden. He is also the Assistant Dean for International Affairs at the Faculty of Science.
He got his PhD in Computational Atomic Physics in 1988 and spent seven years in USA, first as a post-doc in Computer Science at Vanderbilt University and later as a Research Associate at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, working on a Hubble Space Telescope project. He returned to Lund in 1996 and is now a Professor of Laboratory Astrophysics at the Department of Physics there.
In the last decade Prof Brage has been more and more involved in issues concerning equality, equal rights, equal opportunities and gender. He is a member of the steering group for equal opportunities and rights at Lund University. With his colleague Kajsa Widén, he has developed a method of combating harassment called “See the Human Beyond” – which has been “performed” in hundreds of academic workplaces around Sweden. He was also part of the group that developed and initiated the “Gender Certification” project at Lund University and later led the project at the Department of Physics.Click here to register
If you have any questions please contact directly.

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