Upcoming Events

January 2019

Wishing all our Members and friends a very happy New Year!


TWG AGM Saturday January 26th, 10 – 12.30

TRISS Seminar Room, Arts Block TCD. Tea/coffee at 10 – 10.15am

Notice and Agenda sent to Members, please come and join us!

Speaker: Naomi Fitzgibbon, Vintage Fashion Stylist


Bewleys Lunchtime Theatre, January 22nd

HUE AND CRY by Deirdre Kinahan: Starring Stephen Jones and Ste Murray, Directed by Will O’Connell.
This is a stellar revival of a contemporary Dublin classic first performed in Bewleys cafe theatre 12 years ago.
Damian and Kevin – accidental cousins and one-time friends – haven’t seen each other for 12 years. Brought together on the eve of a family funeral, their differing aspirations and contrasted opportunities are brought into sharp focus in this unexpectedly moving drama full of humanity and dark humour.
Highly acclaimed on its initial run, Hue and Cry toured across Europe and to the US, gaining rave reviews.

Contact Madeleine,, if would like to book or if interested and would like a reminder nearer the date. Usual format: Meet at the venue, at the cafe theatre, 2nd floor, in Bewleys. Doors open at 12.45, Tickets 15.00


Private Guided Tour of the Art in the Provost’s House, 

Thursday 14th February, 1.30pm – 3pm

The Provost has kindly agreed to a private guided tour for TWG. If you would like to join us, please indicate your interest with an email to,  or by text to 086 8866162.  As places will be strictly limited, book as soon as possible, but by January 31st latest.

Tickets, 20 euro, will be assigned on a first come basis.


Bewleys Lunchtime Theatre, Friday 15 February.

Heather, by Thomas Ecclesshare

Directed by Liam Halligan, Starring Aenne Barr and Dermot MaGennis. A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured across the country. But when a troubling narrative starts to unfold, we find ourselves asking: what matters more, the storyteller or the story?HEATHER is a short, sharp play about language, prejudice and the power of stories.

Thomas Ecclesshare is a writer, performer and theatre-maker, trained at the Jaques Lecoq School. As a playwright he has won the Verity Bargate Award, and while Soho’s Pearson Playwright in Residence he won the Catherine Johnson Award. He writes is the recipient of the inaugural JJ BAFTA Screenwriting Bursary.

Contact Madeleine,, if would like to book or if interested and would like a reminder nearer the date. Usual format: Meet at the venue, at the cafe theatre, 2nd floor, in Bewleys. Doors open at 12.45, Tickets 15.00


TWG Celebrating International Women’s Day!

       Thursday March 7th, TCD, 6.30pm

                   Save the date…


Further Spring Programme of Events will be posted shortly…


Recent Events…

⇒ Thursday December 6th,
Christmas Reception for Members,  in the Alumni Room

⇒ Monday December 10th,
Christmas Commons with Carols from the Choir at TCD…


DINNER IN MULBERRY STREET, Adapted by Michael James Ford from the short story by Fitz-James O’Brien.

⇒ Saturday November 10th

⇒TWG Annual lunch, Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. TWG Annual Lunch, this year in the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Saturday November 10th, with Hilary Fannin, author, columnist and playwright. She was Irish Times TV critic for almost five years, passing on the baton when her eyes turned square. She now writes a weekly column, ‘Fiftysomething’, which loosely attempts to look at life from the other side of the hill. It certainly promises to be memorable..

⇒ Thursday October 25th:
Plastic: The Last Straw? What can Women do ?
A panel discussion  from 6 to 8pm on Thursday 25th October. Trinity Women Graduates are particularly looking at sustainability from a feminist perspective and asking how women can be thought leaders in terms of sustainability and how can we influence families, businesses and society to start treating the environment with respect as a matter of urgency. We really want to spark discussion and action.
Panellists taking part are Prof Anna Davies TCD, Dr Marisa Ronan of and Veronica Campbell of Campbell Bewley Group

Wednesday October 17th,

Cybersecurity and YOU… ARE YOU SAFE ONLINE ?

Alka 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: email to book your place ( please bring a friend for free), tickets 5euro, or Eventbrite



Roderick O’Connor at the NGI – A private Guided tour by the Curator



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.

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. B


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