International Women’s Day ( March 8th ) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  It is celebrated in many countries around the world.  It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

Running Order

 9 .45am        –           Opening/Welcome (Fr Conn O  Maoldhomnaigh

                            President Carlow College – St Patrick’s)

10.00am      –         Mary White – (Former Minister of State for Equality, Human Rights, and Integration)

10.20am      –       Catherine Lane (National Women’s Council)

10.40am      –          Avril Bailey (Psychotherapist – Dublin Human Givens Centre)

11.00am – 11.30am    –   Break


(Free – please sign up at entrance desk)

11.15am – 12noon Venue – Cobden Hall

Zumba Dancing – ‘Fusion Fitness’ Leslie Dempsey


11.15am – 1.00pm Venue – Student Union

 Arts & Crafts –  ‘Mural Mayhem’ Jean Robertson


11.00 – 11.30am  Venue – Paul Cullen Room

               Mindfulness (Karl Duffy – Carlow County Development Partnership)


11.30am – 12.15pm Venue – James Fintan Lawlor

Healthy Living – ‘Body & Soul’ –Rachel Doyle  

                                              ‘Blueberry Soul’


 12.15pm – 1.30pm  Venue – Thomas Wall

Developing Resilience and Emotional Well-Being

                                     Avril Bailey – ‘Dublin Human Givens’


 1.40 pm – 2.30pm

Mental Health Support – Stories of Hope

Josie Funcheon (GROW) – Geraldine Kelly (TUS)   


2.40 pm – 3.30pm

The Launch of Photographic Exhibition VISUAL – ‘Press for Progress’

Schools Art Competition