Meetings & Events

Upcoming Events!

Mon 23 March – Thurs 26 March: Cork Lifelong Learning Festival: Join ACE UCC from Monday, 23rd March 2015 to Thursday, 26th March for a series of FREE lectures! There will be special contributions from the Women’s Studies Department with a number of lectures running covering an array of women’s topics, including CF’s very own Liz Madden and her presentation on the Feminization of Poverty– The Impact of Poverty on Female-led Households in Ireland. 

Interested in Joining Cork Feminista? We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved!

Calling all Bloggers! Film lovers! Radio Buffs! Artistic and creative heads!–We need you! If you are interested in volunteering with Cork Feminista you can email We can also be contacted through Facebook, Red: Cork Feminista Film Collective, our blog, Twitter, and Instagram :)

Here is a list of the events we have either organized, been involved in, or have helped to support! For more information on any of these of events please contact 

March 19: 730pm, “The Pieces of Me” screening at The Haven, Bachelors Quay. A documentary film that captures Carol O’Keeffe’s search to find her birth mother. It follows the twists and turns of piecing together her identity, to where a maze of complex pathways eventually leads her. Trailer:
March 8: International Women’s Day!! Guided City Tour, Celebrate the Ladies of Cork event
Feb 6: “FIRST WORDS: A CELEBRATION OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE”; A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, South Parish Community Center


Dec 20: KRAC AGUS CEOIL: A Christmas Jamboree!, Kinsale Rd Accom. Center
Christmas fun at Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre!

Christmas fun at Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre!

9 Dec We Were There Film Screening and Q&A featuring Director Laura Aguair and Carol O’Keefe, a RED: Cork Feminista Film Collective event, St Johns Central College


29 Nov Conference on Women in Leadership, UCC FemSoc, Western Gateway Building
21-22 Nov Sibéal Annual Conference, Paper presentation by CF’s Siobhan Ramos: Know Your Role’ – Linguistic construction of identities for female gamers – Trinity College Dublin

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28 Oct Cork Rally for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment - 2nd Anniversary of the death of Savita 
22 Oct Bring your “F” Game Table Quiz, fundraising event at the Franciscan Well 

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21 Oct Women in Academia Panel Discussion, UCC, hosted by UCC Feminist Society and Sophia Society
 2-5 Oct Cork Feminista Showcase at Trash Culture Revue; featuring “The Wall of ‘Femspiration'”, poetry reading, and stand-up comedy IMG_4844 IMG_4827

27 Sept Cork Contingent to the 3rd Annual March for Choice in Dublin with Cork Women’s Right to Choose Group

26 Sept ProFest- Song & Dance Protest at the Kinsale Rd. Accommodation Centre

13 Sept Women and the Media: Feminist Concerns; UCC A panel discussion featuring Sophie Bennett of UK Feminista, Rachel Doyle of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, and Una Mullally, feminist journalist and broadcaster. Moderated by Deirdre O’Shaughnessy of 96FM.
29 Aug August Screening: But I’m A Cheerleader; LINC in Cork
26 Aug Reveal: The Real Vs. The Ideal Body Image; LINC in Cork Featuring Endangered Bodies Ireland co-ordinator Deirdre Cowman, the research of Eoghan Hanlon on young Irish men’s body image & the media, and our top body image questions answered by Everyday Feminism’s Melissa Fabello. 


23 Aug Cork calls for an IMMEDIATE REFERENDUM to repeal the eighth amendment; Bishop Lucey Park in Cork


25 Jul July Screening: The Bling Ring; Camden Palace Hotel in Cork
21 June- Sunday 22 June Sexual Wellness Conference; Camden Palace Hotel in Cork
16th May: May Screening: “Better Than Chocolate”; Camden Palace Hotel in Cork 
8th March: Celebrate International Women’s day at Cork Feminista’s self-care workshop!; LINC in Cork
14th February: Eat, Play, Love: V-Day Love Feast with International Foods and Performances; Camden Palace Cork

 28th January: Are you the New Feminist of 2014? What are our member’s ideas and goals for feminism and how can we incorporate them into Cork Feminista’s aims for 2014?; The Other Place in Cork 

Past years events: 2013-2010

 7th December 2013| Cork City Library
Turn a Wish into a Gift with Cork Feminista’s Giving Tree for Edel House.
28th October | Cork Opera House
Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of Savita Halappanavar. A vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar.
28th September | The Other Place
Cork Feminista’s Third Birthday Bash! Mad Hatters Tea Party and Feminista Fair. Local Arts, crafts and collectible items with a feminist bent.
7th September | The Other Place
Online Activism Training Day – delivered by Maureen Considine
31st August | Sharman Crawford Street
Cork Feminista Supported the Magdalene Survivors at a protest outside Sisters of Mercy Convent which called on the four religious orders to pay into the compensation fund for survivors.
11th August 2013| Patrick Street Cork
Magdalene Laundry Survivors banner signing demo; compel the four religious orders to pay into the governments’ compensation fund for survivors. The Four orders that ran the Magdalene Laundries have refused to pay into the compensation fund for survivors of their regime. We stand with the survivors in demanding that the orders pay compensation to their victims.
23rd July 2013| The Other Place
‘Do you identify with a lie?: Exploring the gender and sexuality spectrum.’. Speakers- Darrin Mathews, a representative of TENI and Trish Connolly a Researcher in the area of gender, sexuality and disability.
25th June 2103| The Other Place
Film Screening ‘ Breaking Ground Documentary’- The Story of the London Irish Women’s Centre. Followed by discussion on Resource centres in CorkCity.
16th June 2013| The Other Place
CuntCraft Workshop run by Artist Colette Nolan. Colette’s workshops use poetry and Cuntcraft to encourage women to tell their stories
8th June 2013| Sundays Well
A field trip to the Spirituality Centre Sundays Well to research about the Magdalene Laundries.
21st May 2013| The other place
What does justice mean for the Magdalene Laundry survivors? Speakers Dr Sandra McAvoy and Claire McGetterick (committee of Justice for Magdalene)
30th April 2013| Mr Bradleys
Fundraising pub quiz
April 16th 2013 | The Other Place
Hello fanny: A reunion with your vagina. Guest speaker Mary sky (energy healer). A discussion based on body image as portrayed by media and the cosmetic industry.
March 2013 |New organizers
Liz Madden, Maureen Considine and Emily Davis Fletcher became the new Co-Organizers of Cork Feminista
Feburary 14th 2013 |CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
Screening of “Until the Violence Stops” documentary followed by a RISING dancing party St Aloysius, Secondary School, Sharman Crawford, St Cork. Organised by Maureen Considine, Helen Bohan and Catherine Dunne
6th December:Quay Co-op Meeting Room
Pro-choice letter writing event
2nd November: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
Stop cuts to child benefit- The impact of cuts to child benefit on low-income families. Speaker Liz Madden (community activist) from campaign against cuts to child benefit.
22nd September: Bodega
Cork Feminista’s 2nd Birthday. Planning next year’s events. Project Calendar Meeting
21St June: Quay Co-op
An open discussion on the Irish Social Welfare System and the difficulties women face in it.
With speakers Gaia Charis & Liz Madden.
15th May: UCC
A film screening of ‘As If I Am Not There’ with Director Juanita Wilson. In association with Hanna’s House & UCC Women’s Studies.
20th April: Solidarity Books
A film screening of ‘We want roses too’ in partnership with Solidarity Books
8th March:Metropole Hotel
International Women’s Day Celebration – World Cafe Style Discussion with a performance from Rashenkoti Dance Tribe.
25th February:UCC
“From X to ABC: 20 Years On” With Speakers: Dr Lisa Smyth, Queen’s University Belfast (Author of Abortion and Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Ireland (Ashgate 2005); Dr. Mary Favier, Media Spokesperson for Doctors for Choice; Niall Behan, CEO of the Irish Family Planning Association; & Dr. Brenda Daly, Law & Government, DCU. In assocation with Women’s Studies UCC.
23rd February: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
How do I tell them I’m Pro Choice? A lobbying workshop focusing specifically on how to discuss the issue of abortion with Irish politicians. In association with Cork Women’s Right To Choose Group.
26th Jan: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
Lived Experiences: Migrant Women Living in Ireland. Speakers on the night included Tabi Rose Eseme, Chairperson of Cork African Women’s Group; Nilmini Fernando, Sri Lankan, PhD candidate at UCC Women’s Studies; Fiona Finn, CEO Nasc & Claire Cumisky, Legal Information Officer, Nasc.
6th Jan: The Gate Cinema
Cinema Trip to see The Iron Lady
19th November: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
Advocacy & Activism Training. An intensive 4 hr training session for anyone interested in running campaigns/becoming an advocate. This training is based on increasing your skill set and as such is not issue specific. This will be an introductory training and so is aimed at those who don’t have a huge amount of experience already. Sessions will cover what is advocacy, how to run a campaign, how to work with the media, public speaking and how to lobby politicians. Our aim is to have external trainers where possible for each session.
23th October: Crawford College of art and Design
Documentary Screening: Marina Abramovic, Artist is Present This is a Cork Feminista event, hosted by Maureen Considine
20th October: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
A Discussion on Prostitution. Speaker: Wendy Lyon, Statement: Louise (former prostitute).
8th September: 8 North Mall
1st Birthday – The Future of Feminism. A roundtable discussion with Clara Fisher & Padraig de Ris. Music by DJ Terasa Jackson.
9th July 2011:Cork City Centre
Join the Dots Demo
6th June & 2nd July:The Woodford
Planning meetings for Join the Dots
3rd June:The Other Place
Launch of ‘Queer As Political’ Art Exhibition as part of Cork Pride
25th May: The Metropole Hotel
Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue
13th April:8 North Mall
‘This is my constitution’ performed by Ungovernable Bodies.
8th March:8 North Mall
Cork Women – A Centenary Celebration. Kathy D’arcy, Dr Sandra McAvoy, UCC and Deirdre O Shaughnessy, Cork Independent were all speakers,
19th Feburary:8 North Mall
LGBT Love – Why civil marriage is a feminist issue! With Hazel Cullen, LGBT Noise, Moninne Griffith, MarriagEquality and Dr Angela O Connell.
27th January:The Metropole hotel
Book Club: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
 5th December:Scotts Bar
Fundraiser: Table Quiz
4th November: 8 North Mall
Deputies Kathleen Lynch & Deirdre Clune spoke on the topic of Gender Quotas. The meeting was chaired by former Deputy Mairin Quill
19th October: Quay Co-op
Book Club: Wetlands by Charlotte Roche
6th October:Gate Cinema
Movie Night: Made in Dagenham
8th Sept:Victoria Hotel
I’m not a feminist but I want equality for women now


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