This major temporary exhibition explores the role and achievements of women with local connections in the Newry and Mourne area and farther afield, in home life, business, education, sport, politics, church life, both world wars, fine art and the performing arts.
Around one hundred artefacts including photographs, documents, objects, fine art, personal accessories and costume underline the important part played by women in the development of society in the area. Highlights include art by Margaret Clarke, originally from Newry and was one of Ireland’s most distinguished portrait painters, an autograph book which belonged to Margaret Anderson from Kilkeel who was a nurse in both World Wars and the dress worn by Mary McAleese, President of Ireland from 1997 until 2011 at the State Banquet to the mark the visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland in 2010.
10:30 - 16:30
Women in Newry and Mourne in the 20th century