Presented by Aisling Ghear
Alice Milligan – journalist, political activist, feminist, human rights campaigner, ‘Cultural Ambassador’ and theatre pioneer, was an icon of Ireland’s great renaissance of the late 19th Century. With a coterie of friends that included WB Yeats, Tomas MacDonagh, Arthur Griffith, Maud Gonne, Roger Casement and James Connolly, her immense contribution achieved an extraordinary global reach. Her newspaper articles were widely read in South Africa, America, Europe and South America, and she was hugely successful in connecting with the Irish Diaspora in the States.
She was considered the most successful producer of theatre in Ireland and was one of the first to employ Irish actors. Born in 1866, one of 13 children into a middle class Protestant Unionist family in Co Tyrone, she attended Methodist College, Belfast and then studied history and literature at King’s College London. She was hailed as the ‘infant nurse’ of the biggest Irish political movement in the 1920s, and was a tireless human rights campaigner as well as an organiser of the Irish language movement in Ulster.
This unique one woman show charts the extraordinary life of a remarkable pioneer.
Alice Milligan – a Girl of Genius will be presented in English with a cúpla focal.