Southill’s suffragettes are still alive and kicking

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsSouthill’s suffragettes are still alive and kickingBy Bernie English – March 9, 2018 1669 Advertisement WhatsApp Ann Farrell Kinsella, Geraldine Minogue and Breda McNamara celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage.Picture: Brendan GleesonWOMEN may have got the vote 100 years ago but the Southill Women’s Group knows that community life is still worth fighting for.To mark the centenary of women getting the vote, the group is planning to step back in time.On international Womens Day, this Thursday, March 8, members of the group will dress up in period costume and tell stories of how the Suffragettes struggled to get the vote for the sisterhood everywhere.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We’ll be telling stories of what those women went through to get the vote, They marched, they protested, many of them were jailed and we want to bring it back to life, what it was like then,” Anne Farrell Kinsella from the Womens Group told the Limerick Post.There will be one man who will be welcomed with open are into the company of the celebrating sisters on the day, a volunteer from the local Mens Sheds, who will be an honorary ‘barman’ in a re-created ‘snug”.“Women were only allowed in pubs if they went into the snug at that time and we want to recreate those scenes,” said Anne. “But we’ll be serving tea and coffee on the day – nothing real from behind the bar, I’m afraid,” she added.The celebration will urge people not to forget that there’s work still to be done.“There are women around here who do amazing work in the community for others. We still have real suffragettes,” Anne said.The day of stories and celebration of suffrage will start at 11 am on March 8 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hall and will go on until 1pm “or whenever people are finished having a chat,” said Anne.There will be a raffle to raise funds for another worthwhile community activity, the Wednesday night bingo.“It’s a social night out for a lot of people and some are even collected by minibus and brought to it but they are struggling and they don’t have money to put up prizes anymore so we’ll be donating the raffle proceeds to them,” she explained.More local news here. Twitter Limerick Post Show | Friday, March 6th International Women’s Day LIT Email Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day center_img Previous articleLimerick woman calling on public to support important charity for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini MarathonNext articleBreak in at Rape Crisis Midwest’s Limerick premises Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSInternational Women’s DayraffleSouthill Women’s groupsuffrage Print Facebook Women of Limerick invited to an International Women’s Day Celebration Red shoe demonstration on International Women’s Day highlights gender-based violence Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Linkedinlast_img read more

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Iheanacho Opens up on Life under Guardiola

first_img“He’s bringing fresh thoughts and his own style. Everything is different and everyone is adapting to what he’s teaching us.“We need to understand what he’s telling us and what he wants to bring to the team,” Iheanacho told Sky Sports.Iheanacho has been going through the rigours of pre-season with his City teammates under the guidance of Guardiola.He notes that “there is nothing to enjoy about pre-season” while also discussing his goalscoring style.He also discussed his versatility which he insists could benefit both club and country.“There’s nothing to enjoy about pre-season, you just have to work hard.“Everyone finishes (scores) the way that they finish, it just feels natural for me.“In my country, that’s where I started playing. I was a number 10,” he said.“For my club, I play more as a striker but I can play in both positions. I can play as a striker or I can play as a number 10. I can even play on the wing as well. I can play in any position.”Iheanacho rounded off by voicing his sentiments on his partnership with Argentine striker Sergio Aguero.“I don’t know yet (if I will partner Aguero or act as his understudy in the new season).“When we start the season, we’ll find out what the coach is going to bring to the team.“The atmosphere (in the team) is great. We want to achieve a lot this season and I think we’re in good shape to do it.“We can reach our goals. I was happy with what I achieved last season and where I am today.“But I have to keep working to improve every day and in every training session. I think I’m improving a lot. I just need to keep working to improve more and more. I want to make the fans proud,” he said.Iheanacho scored 14 goals in all competitions this season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho has been speaking about life under the club’s new manager, Pep Guardiola.Iheanacho enjoyed a breakthrough campaign under Guardiola’s predecessor, Manuel Pellegrini, last season and is looking to go one better this season.The 19-year-old has now kicked off life at City under the much respected Guardiola and took the time to explain how it has been since the Spaniard took the reins.“Guardiola is a good manager, everyone knows that.last_img read more

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