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Monday 22 April 2019

Soroptimists celebrate International Women's Day

Soroptimists members with members of the St Martin’s camogie team: Phil Lynch, Alma Hynes, Eadaoin Lawlor, Ciara O’Connor, Kitt Codd, Susie Maddock, Maire O’Connor, Barbara Ryan, Tracey Browne, Michelle Winters and Barbara Harrison
Soroptimists members with members of the St Martin’s camogie team: Phil Lynch, Alma Hynes, Eadaoin Lawlor, Ciara O’Connor, Kitt Codd, Susie Maddock, Maire O’Connor, Barbara Ryan, Tracey Browne, Michelle Winters and Barbara Harrison

Pádraig Byrne

The Wexford branch of Soroptimists Ireland enjoyed an inspiring International Women's Day as they hosted a major event at the Starview Café in the National Opera House.

Before getting under way in front of the magnificent panoramic views the café offers, Soroptimist members first took to the Bull Ring where they handed out a total of 200 red roses to women in celebration of the day that was in it.

From there it was up to the Opera House for an inspiring evening which covered topics such as women in the worlds of sport and music and included some fantastic entertainment.

The first speaker on the evening was Gaye Murphy from Relay for Life who was a recent recipient of the South East Radio Person of the Year Award.

Next was manager of St Martin's GAA Camogie team Maire O'Connor who spoke of their recent success and their journey to the All-Ireland final in Croker.

She was followed by an inspiring young classical guitarist from County Wexford School of Music, Una McGuire. There was also a fantastic performance from all female acapella group Stagefright.

'It was a wonderful evening and we had a full house,' said Alma Hynes of SI Wexford.

'Every year we try to do something for International Women's Day and this year all of the proceeds went to Wexford Meals on Wheels. We'd like to thank everyone who got involved and to Tricia and her team at The Starview Café for looking after us so well.'

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