Women's Museum of Ireland


  • 10 September '20

    Pioneers - International Women's Day 2020

    The WMI is delighted to partner with Tesco again in 2020 with Pioneers; an exhibition dedicated to the women who paved the way for others in the workplace.

    Five Irish women, from firefighters to rally drivers, will have their life’s achievements put on display in stores nationwide and online in a very special exhibition to celebrate International Women’s Day.

    Celina Barrett – one of Ireland’s first ever full-time female firefighters

    Rosemary Smith – the first Irish woman to break into the world of professional motor racing

    Averil Deverell – one of the first women ever to be called to the bar in Ireland or the UK

    Dr Emily Winifred Dickson – the first woman to hold a fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons in in Ireland

    Myrtle Allen – the first Irish woman to hold a Michelin Star