Upcoming Events

TWG Upcoming Events, Autumn 2018


September 2018

Roderick O’Connor, Private Guided Tour by the Curator 

Wednesday September 26th at 11am. Meet at NGI, Clare St Entrance at 10.45am, cost 20.00pp

Roderic O'Conor, 'The Farm at Lezaven, Finistère', 1894

Tickets 20.00 each

Further details shortly, email info@trinitywomengraduates to book your place


⇒ Thursday September 27th: Vintage Masterclass

with Naomi Fitzgibbon &

Launch of our new Membership Drive.

Please come an join us for an evening of Vintage delight! Learn how to care for your precious vintage clothes, jewellery and bags. Find out about its history and how to style it for today. Bring along items you want to know more about –

Vintage Finds You is the result of Naomi Fitzgibbon’s passion for all things vintage. “If not wearing a fab vintage dress or driving my 1972 Beatle called Florie, I’ve always been searching for the next Find to add to my growing collection of vintage pieces.
When it comes to adding a touch of something special to your wardrobe, with vintage the possibilities are as endless as your own imagination. I believe that vintage clothes and accessories are a wonderful way to express your own personal sense of style for any occasion. Creating your own sense of style is more about what inspires you rather than what is on trend or in fashion. I look forward to you meeting you all and hearing your stories of your favourite vintage pieces. I will also offer a special discount for those in attendance on the night for use on the Vintage Finds You website. www.vintagefindsyou.com ” Whether you’re searching for bespoke couture vintage pieces, or if you’re just dipping your toe in the vintage pool of gems for the first time, Naomi’s got you covered.

We will also launch our new Membership Benefits and Drive at this event. PLEASE bring along a friend(s), perhaps one who might consider joining ? Remember we are open to women graduates of ALL third level colleges. This event will start at 6pm. Entry is 10Euro and all proceeds will be used to drive new Membership andto grow TWG.

VENUE: TRiSS Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Arts Block – take the lift to 5th and walk across and up one floor. ENTRY 10.00 euro. 


Details on Eventbrite or book your place by emailing info@trinitywomengraduates.ie.


Bewleys Lunchtime Theatre play  ‘Beezie ‘ on Thursday 27 September. 

Meet at the venue, at the cafe theatre, 2nd floor, in Bewleys. Doors open at 12.45.

Beezie Gallagher was, for sixty years, the sole resident of an island on Lough Gill, Co. Sligo. Born in the 1870s and orphaned in her teens, Beezie’s wisdom, robust humour and fierce independence gained her a reputation as a healer, wise woman and witch. In Sheila Flitton’s renowned solo play, Beezie returns telling of her youth, her friendship with the young W.B. Yeats, and her brief marriage in middle life. She relives the crisis of her old age, when the Great Freeze of 1947 left her marooned and starving. The joy of her rescue turns to tragedy as she is consigned to the County Home. There, authority in the shape of a flinty Reverend Mother attempts to relieve her of her pension book and her cherished freedom. Beezie’s campaign of resistance is moving and hilarious, her escape by night a triumph of ingenuity and resilience.  Written by David and Sheila Flitton, Performed by Sheila Flitton

NB  Unfortunately, due to staff shortages, the soup service has had to be suspended for the time being. As a result, the charge will be €15 as there is no lunch during the show. Please email info@trinitywomengraduates to book.



⇒ Wednesday October 17th, Cybersecurity and YOU…


Alka BhargavaAlka Bhargava has nearly 20 years of cybersecurity experience and 25 years of information technology experience. Much of her professional experience has been with Wall Street and other financial industry firms, but at present she is an ex-New Yorker transplanted in Dublin working in cyber risk advisory. Alka is passionate about sharing her experience that basic cybersecurity hygiene goes a long way to protect both individuals and organisations.

BOOKING: Eventbrite or email info@trinitywomengraduates.ie to book your place ( please bring a friend!), tickets 10euro.


⇒ Thursday October 25th: Plastic: The Last Straw? Women’s Role in Sustainability

Further details to follow shortly.


⇒ October 19 – 20th, IrFUW Conference hosted by Galway Women Graduates, October 19- 20th

Conference Programme , Salthill Hotel, galway

Friday 19th October: 5:30 Registration 6:30 Welcome Reception 7:00 Official opening of the Conference by Mary Morrissey, President of IrFUW, and Gala Dinner in the Amber Diningroom

Saturday 20th October: 9:00 Powerpoint presentation of his conquest of Everest by Peter O’Connell, in the Courtyard Suite Saturday 20th October 9:15 Registration in the Promenade Suite

9.30 Ms Máire Whelan, President of the Court of Appeal and former Attorney General. “Imagining the Past and Remembering the Future” 10:30 Tea/Coffee

11.00Pádraig O’Céidigh, Independent Senator and founder of Aer Arann Express. “Growing from a Secure Base”

11:45  Ms Stella Mew, former Principal of Rathdown School and C.E.O. of the Yeats Society. “The Flying Calendar” 12:30 Open Forum and summary by Anna Cronin. Close of Conference. 1:00 Light Lunch and Conference Cake in the Amber Dining Room. 2:30 IrFUW Council Meeting in the Courtyard Suite.

For brochure and further details, please email info@trinitywomengraduates.ie


November 2018

⇒ Thursday November 8th, Career Series: Holding Your Space Online – Personal Branding & Social Media

Further details to follow


⇒ Saturday November 10th, TWG Annual lunch, Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire,  12.30 -3pm

Further details to follow


December 2018

⇒ Thursday December 6th,  Christmas Reception for Members 



Recent Events:


by Jill Kerby, Financial Journalist,

Jill is one of Ireland’s best known personal finance journalists. She has written columns for The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, has a weekly syndicated column, “MoneyTimes” in 13 regional newspapers, and is co-author of the best-selling ‘TAB Guide on Money Pensions and Tax’ and the ‘TAB Guide to Property

A former editor of the weekly industrial relations newsletter IRN Report, and Irish Pensions magazine, she spend eight years as the Irish Times personal finance correspondent, and 13 years writing for The Sunday Times. She is a regular radio and television contributor about financial issues and provides personal finance seminars for a wide variety of corporate and public audiences. 


May 12th. Russborough House:  Private Guided Tour by Adrian Le Harival of the National Gallery. Lunch in Brambles cafe. Option of visiting the gardens.


“Finding your Voice”, The IrFUW May fundraising event will take place on Saturday 19th May at the United Arts Club, Fitzwilliam St Upper.

The theme is “Finding your Voice”.  Speakers will include internationally acclaimed author Jane Urquhart, and Lily Murphy, Director Blue Heron Leadership Coaching.

Trinity Week -TWG Co Host Conference with FEMS, THURSDAY April 12th, 11- 3pm: Energising Your Career -Power, Projection and Persona – a career focused workshop designed to help you get where you want to go. FEMS: Faculty Engineering, Mathematics and Science; Event will be complementary to Athena Swan charter and TCD Equality &Diversity programme

March 22nd: Members Reception in Alumni Room; free, by invitation event, for members and friends

March 8th

Twenty Years From Now – Why the failure to support women in the workforce will herald a demographic winter for all…


Dearbhail McDonald, Group Business Editor INM

Dearbhail McDonald is Group Business Editor of Independent News and Media (INM plc). A global Eisenhower Fellow, the award winning journalist, author, motivational speaker and broadcaster is the youngest recipient, in 2017, of the Mary Cummins Award for Women of Outstanding Achievement in Media.

A Dublin City University Special Alumni Achievement honoree, and an Irish Tatler’s Media Woman of the Year, Dearbhail serves on the board of Fighting Words, Ireland’s national creative writing centre for children and young adults.

A director and trustee of the St Stephen’s Green Trust, Dearbhail is also a member of the External Advisory Board of Maynooth University Department of Law.

She holds an LL.B (Law) from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Masters Degree in Journalism from Dublin City University.

6:30pm,  The TRISS Centre, Arts Block Building, TCD. Tickets 10 euro, Proceeds to bursary fund. Numbers for this event are limited, please advance book on eventbrite to avoid disappointment.


TWG Networking Career Series Talk Feb 15th

Nicola Byrne,  Cloud 90

Nicola is a well known entrepreneur, having founded multiple businesses the most recent of which is 11890o directory enquiries which now contains Cloud90.

Cloud90, which is an innovative platform that allows our live analysts to structure online/social media data by context and content—and not by algorithms or numbers. This helps improve overall business intelligence by measuring data in real-time and alerting you by text or email immediately, be it customer risk, employee risk, share price risk, systems failure, or other data. Cloud90 works with RiskEye, the world’s first Online Reputation Security Service that protects businesses from negative online interactions. RiskEye monitors and analyses online postings, reviews, videos or images to determine appropriateness/sentiment and then removes or mitigates the harm to protect a brand’s/business’s image. Nicola is currently the President of the Irish Exporters and holds various state board positions and is an ambassador for female entrepreneurship in Europe.

In what is sure to be a stimulating evening, Nicola will be discussing falsehood, negative social media impact and the effects of poor regulation. Book here.


Trinity Women Graduates 2017 Programme


95th Anniversary Dinner Saturday 25 November 2017

As we celebrate 95 years of Trinity Women Graduates, on behalf of the TWG Commitee our

95th anniversary dinner will take place on Saturday 25 November 2017 in the elegant surroundings of the Kildare Street and University Club, 17, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2.

Our guest speaker will be Senator Lynn Ruane.


Trinity Women Graduates, Christmas Commons 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 6:00 PM9:00 PM

The Trinity Women Graduates Committee are hosting our annual table for members and friends for Christmas Commons on Tuesday 5 December at 6pm in the Dining Hall, Trinity College. We will be  joined for Christmas carols by the Chapel Choir. Friends and prospective members welcome.


Lucien Freud at IMMA, A Private Guided Tour…

Thursday October 5th, 11.15am

Q2xRo: Lucian Freud

IMMA has secured a significant five-year loan of 50 works by one of the greatest realist painters of the 20th century, Lucian Freud (1922-2011). Renowned for his portrayal of the human form, Freud is best known for his intimate, honest, often visceral portraits. Working only from life Freud’s studio was intensely private and he mainly worked with those he was close to, often asking subjects to sit for hundreds of hours over multiple sittings to better capture the essence of their personality.
IMMA Collection: Freud Project features a selection of 30 of the artist’s finest paintings, and 20 works on paper. The works, mainly dating from 1970 onwards, explore several of the artist’s key themes such as Portraiture; Self Portraiture; Still-life; Animals and Nature; works that reflect his interest in the people and the natural world.

During this unique five-year project IMMA will present a series of different and exclusive Lucian Freud related exhibitions, with a new programme of events and openings each year.  All 50 works will be on display across this first year. Subsequent exhibitions will include works and new commissions by other modern and contemporary artists in response to Freud, and will reveal exciting new perspectives on this major artist today.

The works, on loan from private collections, will be presented in a dedicated Freud Centre in IMMA’s Garden Galleries for five years. With this extraordinary resource IMMA will create a centre for Freud research with a programme of special exhibitions, education partnerships, symposia and research that will maximise this important opportunity for schools, third level students, artists and audiences all over Ireland and beyond.

A Private Guided Tour, led by Audrey Brennan, will take place at 11.15am on Thurs Oct 5th at IMMA. Meet at 1.30 for coffee in the IMMA Cafe.Tickets €15 euro.

Please email grace.omalley@eircom.net to book your place


The Vermeer Exhibition at the National Gallery – a Private Guided Tour for TWG,on Wednesday June 28th at 6pm. and September

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), 'Woman Writing a Letter, with her Maid', c.1670. © National Gallery of Ireland. Opening on 17 June, this exhibition explores the fascinating network of relationships between Vermeer and Dutch genre painters of the period 1650 to 1675, Conceived by the National Gallery of Ireland, this exhibition will bring together some 60 paintings from around the world

Entry 15.00 Euro; CONTACT grace.omalley@eircom.net,

Meet at the Gallery Friends desk at 17.30pm on Weds 28th June



RHA Annual Exhibition, Private  Guided Tour, Thursday June 15th, 10.30am

TWG is pleased to invite you to a tour of the Annul Exhibition of the Royal Hibernian Academy. The tour will be led by our Guide, Audrey Brennan, a TWG Member and TCD Art History Graduate. It will take place at 11am on Thursday June 15th; meet for coffee beforehand at 10.30 in the RHA cafe.

This year, the RHA 185th Annual Exhibition will open to the public on 26 May and show until 8 August. Ireland’s largest and longest established open submission exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, print, drawing and architectural models by Academy Members, invited artists and artists selected through the open submission process.

Dead Interesting Glasnevin

Saturday May 27th, Tour of  Glasnevin Cemetery, 12.30 -2.30


Friday 5 May: Join #TrinityWomenGraduates 7.30pm Samuel Beckett Theatre, TCD for Snow White, String Variations and Before the Bell Rings Ballets

May 6th: “It’s all About You.”  Mind, Body & Spirit – wholeness and wellbeing.
The IrFUW Social Committee are delighted to announce an exciting and empowering Fundraising event on Saturday 6th May.

 Summary of Details: Venue: United Arts club, 3 Fitzwilliam St. Upper, Dublin 2. Time: 11am to 4pm. Cost; Members €40.   Non Members €45 (Tea, coffee & cookies on arrival, and a buffet lunch are included in the cost).WOMEN’S HISTORY WALKING TOUR OF DUBLIN with historian Sarah Finnegan

Saturday 1 April 2017, 10.45 am, Meet at Front Arch, TCD (1.5 hours)

Starting at Trinity, we’ll discuss the history of women in Irish education and, moving towards the Rosie Hackett bridge, we’ll examine the place of women in Dublin from Viking times onward, along with the importance of the river within this context and the representation of women in terms of the bridges that span it.  A discussion of Rosie Hackett leads us smoothly into the next stop, Liberty Hall. There, the main topic is that of women in the 1913 Lockout, the 1916 Rising and the daily battles these women faced in order to gain the rights that had long been granted to their male counterparts.The Monto is the next topic of conversation, and following on from that the Abbey is the next natural stop on the path towards O’Connell St, along with Wynns Hotel. Following Wynns I propose we make our way up O’Connell Street to the Proclamation plaque and from there discuss commemoration and the depiction of women in Dublin while addressing the document itself as a reference. This is also the perfect point for a discussion on Clery’s, department stores, ballrooms and, turning to face  the GPO, we celebrate and explore the role of women in the 1916 Rising.  We’ll the move up along O’Connell street and , with a good vantage point, discuss the Rotunda hospital and healthcare for women before moving back down towards Henry Street and on our right stepping onto Moore Street to discuss the role of women in the workplace.  We then, back on Henry St, tell story of Jennie Wyse Power, the Dunnes Stores strikers before making our way back towards the river where the tour concludes.


Tuesday 28 February 6.30pm, Room 02A, Ground Floor, School of Law, House 39, New Square, Trinity College Dublin

In this career-focused event open to members and non-members of Trinity Women Graduates, Margaret Ward, entrepreneur, broadcaster and Founder of Women on Air, will give an overview of what prompted her to start Women on Air and her work as a founder of two different communications and training companies.

 Margaret will be joined by Averil Power, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, former Senator and Trinity alumna for a discussion with Lorna Jennings, Managing Director of Dublin’s newest public relations firm, Hanover Communications, on what it’s like to be in a public facing role.