Radical Learning: Higher, Adult and Community Education and Votes for Women

  • Bríd Connolly Lecturer in Adult and Community Education, School of Education, Maynooth University
Keywords: adult education, Ireland, women's education, women's suffrage, history of feminism


21st January 2019 marked one hundred years after the founding of the first Irish parliament since the Act of Union in 1801, Dáil Éireann. Prior to that date, Irish Members of Parliament were elected to Westminster. The previous year, 1918, the right to vote was granted to all men over the age of 21 and to women over the age of thirty with assets to the value of £5, or, indeed, married to men with such riches, in Britain and Ireland. The first opportunity to activate the vote was on the 14th December 1918, and the first woman elected to The House of Commons was Constance Markievicz, born Constance Gore-Booth, in County Sligo, Ireland.

How to Cite
Connolly, B. (2019) “Radical Learning: Higher, Adult and Community Education and Votes for Women”, Concept, 10(2), p. 12. Available at: http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/3100 (Accessed: 30May2023).