Rocking the System Book Launch

  • Thursday 1 February, 6.00pm
  • Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
  • Tickets: Free, booking advised

‘Many battles have been won by these brave women and the unknown heroines who walked quietly alongside them. This book will inspire its readers to play their part in creating a world that is fair, harmonious and equal.’ – Sabina Higgins

Published by Little Island Books, Rocking the System includes twenty illustrated essays on Irish women, historical and contemporary, who have defied cultural norms around femininity and achieved great things. The subjects include Irish women from Queen Medhbh to Eileen Gray, from Constance Markievicz to Sonia O’Sullivan, covering stateswomen, artists, writers, activists and rebels of all kinds. 

This book is published to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage, and Irish women’s remarkable achievements over the centuries.

Written by multi award-winning author and first Laureate na nÓg (Irish Children’s Laureate), Siobhán Parkinson, she comments ‘I’ve always seen the world from a feminist perspective, and the centenary of women’s franchise in these islands seemed like a great time to celebrate women who have made history – as suffragists, rebels, artists...’

Join us on the 1st February – Lá Fhéile Bríde – to celebrate the publication of this book. Senator Ivana Bacik will be launching the book, followed by an in-conversation with Siobhán Parkinson and some of the amazing women in the book.