LADIES in Rathangan delved into the history books recently as part of a project on their voting rights.
Members of the Rathangan Ladies Club spent 15 weeks researching Rathangan women and their right to vote since 1918 to 2018.
The group presented their findings at a special event in Rathangan library. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin, the first female TD ever elected from South Kildare attended the evening to celebrate the work.
“I was delighted to attend the special event organised by the Rathangan ladies club. A huge congratulations to all the women who organised such a special event about women voting in Rathangan over the last 100 years,” said Deputy O’Loughlin.
She was a guest speaker at the event along with Anne Connolly, Fianna Fáil candidate for the Kildare MD area.
“Having been actively involved in the Vótáil100 Committee in the Oireachtas to mark 100 years since women had the right to vote the, I am proud of my roots and proud to represent South Kildare as the first female TD to have been elected here. Local history is both interesting and vital, and helps us understand the world we live in”.