This talk will look at the impact of the First World War on women's lives, the reaction of the suffrage movement to war and women's role in the Easter Rising, a watershed moment for women's fight for equality.

Dr Margaret Ward has authored a number of books on women’s history including Unmanageable Revolutionaries: Women and Irish Nationalism (1995) and a biography of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington (1997). A former Director of the Women’s Resource and Development Agency, she is currently a Visiting Fellow in Irish history at Queen’s University Belfast, a trustee of National Museums Northern Ireland and a board member of Libraries NI.

This event is organised by NMNI.

Event Details


Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 -
13:00 to 14:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

This is a free event however booking is advised. Book your place here.

For further information, please contact Ulster Museum Reception on 028 9044 0000 or email

This talk will be held in the Lecture Theatre on the ground floor.