Clare Women’s Network event in Ennis

Clare Women’s Network event in Ennis


The Clare Women’s Network has confirmed details of their ‘Silence + Voice, A Festival of Feminisms 2017’.

The event will take place on 7th & 8th of October at Dánlann an Chláir, Ennis, Co. Clare

After a hugely successful festival in 2016 it was decided that we needed to continue and deepen the conversations started last year. Once again we are offering 400 participants an opportunity to reflect on silence and voice in the journey of women in Ireland.

It will be a radical, challenging, exciting and engaging weekend, filled with debate and learning, music and song, drama and poetry. The vision for the festival is that everyone who comes will actively participate and in return will leave energised and excited with a renewed sense of empowerment.

Speakers include: Brid Keenan, trauma expert; Siobhan Madden, transformative community educator; Mary McDermott, feminist philosopher; Sharon O’Halloran, CEO of Safe Ireland; Anne Marie Flanagan, disability and mental health activist and Margaretta D’Arcy, peace activist. They will be joined by musicians, singers, poets & artists to make the festival a feast for all of those who attend.

Childcare available – Booking essential. Light lunch and refreshments provided.

Tickets are €50.00 for the community & voluntary sector in order to facilitate free and subsidised tickets to individual women:

They are available now from Eventbrite and directly from the Network.

For more information contact 085 8386977 or email us at

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.