Happy International Women’s Day!
Get out, create and socialise today with arts, crafts and music events happening in Waterford and all around Ireland.

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Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, Waterford.
Fri 8 March, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Tickets €30

Friends, colleagues, sisters, mothers, daughters, are invited to this special event at the Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms to celebrate International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter.

If you’ve never picked up a paintbrush or you’re a bit rusty this is a fun and relaxing evening, where you will be guided step-by-step by our art teacher to create your own masterpiece over a glass of wine and nibbles.


Women at Work Exhibition Launch

Central Library Waterford,
March 6th 11am to 1pm


In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, the Waterford Women’s Centre will launch their annual Women’s History Exhibition together with ‘Roses from the Heart’ Bonnet exhibition in Waterford Central Library on Wednesday 6 March at 11:00am. The exhibition will be launched by Catherine Drea, Contemplative Photographer.

Click here for more information.

International Women’s Week – Celebrating Women In Waterford

Theatre Royal, Waterford.
Mon 4th March 10am to 12:30pm
Free Event. Click here to register.

A creative event to bring Waterford women of all nationalities together. Please feel free to bring with you anything you would like to share, e.g. :-

  • Wear your traditional clothing
  • Share your traditional song, dance, craft
  • Share experiences
  • Take part in our creative artists inputs
  • Or – Just come along and enjoy

by Waterford Area Partnership

Tea, Chat & Tote Bag Screen Printing

iwdNational Design And Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, Kilkenny.
Fri 8 March 1pm – 4pm
Book a free place.

Celebrate International Women’s Day at the National Design and Craft Gallery. Join them for crafternoon tea treats, chats and tote bag screen printing to mark the occasion. All are welcome to drop in between 1pm – 4pm. For group bookings please email to confirm your time of arrival. FREE event.

Finding A Voice 2019

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Old St. Mary’s Church & Main Guard, Clonmel, Tipperary.
Fri 8th March to Sun 10th March

South Tipperary Arts Centre are delighted to launch the second edition of Finding a Voice – a celebration of women composers for International Women’s Day. Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland with RTE supporting the Arts

For their 2019 edition, due to take place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2019, Finding a Voice will again focus on the music of women composers through the ages, building and expanding on their highly successful inaugural series in 2018 but will focus in particular on celebrating the anniversaries of three significant women composers: the 400th anniversary of the birth of celebrated Italian baroque composer Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677), (IBO: La Donna Barocca); the 200th anniversary of the birth of German romantic composer Clara Schumann (1819-1896), (Mary Hegarty Sings Clare Schumann); and the 70th birthday of renowned Canadian composer Alexina Louie (b. 1949), (Falling Through Time: Music of Alexina Louie) who will travel to Ireland for the very first time to be present for a concert of her music.

This year, they are delighted for the first time to commission a new work to mark the bicentenary of Clara Schumann’s birth.  Reflections on a Theme by Clara Schumann for solo piano – a companion piece for Clara Schumann’s own Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann – will feature six of Ireland’s leading women composers (Jane O’Leary, Rhona Clarke, Siobhan Cleary, Marian Ingoldsby, Amanda Feery and Anna Murray) each of whom will write a short ‘reflection’ on a theme from Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio. The seventh reflection will comprise the winner of the Finding a Voice Composition Competition for emerging Irish women composers.

Tickets and concert information are available here.

Mixtape @ DkIT – Sound Installation

dkitDundalk Institute of Technology
Fri 8th March

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Department of Creative Arts, Media, and Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland are hosting a sound installation of fixed media works on Friday March 8th 2019.

Submissions of electronic music and sound exploring experimental techniques, for stereo or multi channel (up to 8 channels) are invited.

While there is no specific theme, the aim is to programme works which celebrate womanhood and welcome a broad array of innovative approaches to music and sound (acousmatic, radiophonic, avant pop, noise music, field recording etc)

The call is open to composers and artists of any nationality, age and gender.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 22nd February 2019

Please submit here where you will find full details of requirements for submission.

“I was all hers as we peeled potatoes”: Wonderful Women in Heaney’s Poetry

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2
Fri 8th March 1pm to 1:45pm

Seamus Heaney wrote affectionate poems for the most important women in his life, often creating a profound sense of nostalgia for his readers. From the warm dedications to his Irish mammy to dedicatory verses for his beloved wife Marie, join Kathryn McCance, on International Women’s Day 2019 as she takes a special look at the tender poems honouring the formative female figures in Heaney’s life.

& Co. Presents: And Still, I Rise

The Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Street, 1 Dublin
Fri 8th March 6pm to 9pm
Tickets €38

Enjoy an evening of music, immersive theatre and dance with a sparkling canape reception.

& Co. invites you to gather with artists, musicians, filmmakers, cultural entrepreneurs and women in business to explore the challenges facing women, as well as to harness creativity to overcome gender stereotypes and achieve gender equality.

Some of Irelands top musicians and artists will come together to perform female composed music along with immersive theatre, dance and more.

For more information on these and many more events happening on International Women’s Day please go to–dublin/international-women’s-day/?page=1 and

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