In a Nutshell Heroes: Firsts for Irish Women

by Olive Collins (author)

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The incredible true stories of six Irish women who broke barriers to carve out the lives they wanted. Catherine Hayes, Ireland’s first female opera singer, was adored the world over. Eleanora Fleury was the first women in Ireland to qualify as a doctor, as well as its first female psychiatrist. Lilian Bland built her own biplane and took to the skies as Ireland’s first woman pilot. Eileen Kennedy, Ireland’s first female judge, investigated abuse in schols. Then there’s actress Brenda Fricker, the first Irish woman to win an Oscar. Last but not least, Mary Robinson, Ireland’s youngest ever professor of law and its first female president. Six strong women blazing their way to be first in their field in Ireland!

  • Powerful true stories of six trailblazing Irish women
  • Each of these women makes a wonderful role model
  • Part of the popular Poolbeg In a Nutshell series
  • Simple text combined with appealing line artwork

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In A Nutshell

Date published

March 1st, 2018




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