Make Your Own Election Poster Using 100 year old Printing Techniques

To mark the centenary on 16th June of the ‘Pact Election’ of 1922, Mná 100 partnered with the National Print Museum to run this innovative pilot printing workshop. Leading up to the election, on 20th May 1922, a last minute electoral pact was signed. This proposed a national coalition panel for the third Dáil Éireann, composed of Pro and Anti-Treaty TDs. Women who stood for election on 16th June were Kathleen Clarke, Margaret Pearse, Dr Ada English and Constance de Markievicz, Mary MacSwiney and Kate O’Callaghan. Mary MacSwiney and Kate O’Callaghan were returned.

Using letterpress, the same method that was available over 100 years ago, the students worked in small groups, using their own words, to create their own election slogans. They focused on the two successful women candidates, Mary MacSwiney and Kate O’Callaghan. They discovered the importance of words using this historic method.

You can view their creativity here →
Make Your Own Election Poster Using 100 year old Printing Techniques

Material Culture
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Gallery 1912-1923

This Gallery shows images representing key moments from the signing of the Women’s Declaration to the establishment of the Irish Free State Senate.

Mná100 showcases material culture from national and local museums, archives, libraries and galleries across the island of Ireland and abroad.

Descendants of those who participated in events of 100 years ago have generously allowed access to their private collections.

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