Newry and Mourne Museum will mark International Women's Day on Friday, March 6 and Sunday, March 8 with a mini-conference, fashion show and film screening.

On March 6, a mini conference will see a range of speakers explore aspects of the role of Irish women in the First World War and the impact the war had on the lives of children.

Topics covered will include women and nationalism, women and unionism, women and the Easter Rising, women and suffrage, women as nurses and women on the home front. 

The conference will be followed in the afternoon with a period fashion show offering a glimpse into how women's fashion changed during and after the First World War.

On Sunday, March 8 from 2pm-4pm, there will be a film screening charting the life of Nurse Edith Cavell who was executed for helping refugees and Prisoners of War escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War.

The screening will be preceded by a talk from the museum's First World War Project Officer, charting how Newry woman Ada Bodart almost suffered the same fate for assisting Cavell. 

Both events are free of charge and refreshments will be provided. Booking is required and can be done via email: or tel: 028 3031 3173.

Event Details


Newry & Mourne Museum
BT34 2BY


Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:00 to Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 16:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

March 6 - 10am - 4pm:

Conference: Irish women in the First World War

March 8 - 2pm - 4pm

Screening: Edith Cavell