Women’s Christmas will be celebrated this year in Ennis with a light-hearted afternoon tea looking at life, love and luck.
Hotel Woodstock hosts the special Nollaig na mBán event on January 6th that sees some high profile Clare women look back on 2018 and set out their ambitions for 2019.
Former Government Minister and Deputy Leader of Fianna Fáil, Mary O’Rourke headlines the event with Rose of Clare, Clara Burke, Dr. Susan Crawford UCC lecturer and autism activist, founder and director of Scattery Island Tours Irene Hamilton, Tina D’Auria owner of Bambino’s, pharmacist Dr. Audrey Kinehan, Fianna Fáil general election candidate Rita McInerney and Elaine Lally owner of Hotel Woodstock forming the panel.
In a statement to The Clare Echo, Rita McInerney explained the event’s importance. “Coming 100 years after women got the vote for the first time, it’s right and proper to remember the advances that have been made and the challenges that are yet to be overcome.
“From the 2018 Clare Rose, to tourism providers, award winning businesswomen, and to senior academics, our panel represents the very best of Clare women. It’s important for everyone to see strong female personalities taking the lead, and this event is being organised to showcase the power, resilience and talent of the women of Clare”.
Tickets can be purchased by Hotel Woodstock.