Dorothea honoured by Ulster History Circle

Blue plaque unveiled for inspirational Garvagh woman

by Julie Magee

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by Julie Magee

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MEMORIES of an inspirational Garvagh woman, who formed the first Women's Institute in Northern Ireland, lived on when she was honoured by the Ulster History Circle at a special ceremony on Friday (March 6).

St Paul's Church of Ireland on the town's Main Street provided the setting for the unveiling of a blue plaque to commemorate Dorothea Florence Macausland, just yards from her final resting place.

Dignitaries including Mayor Sean Bateson, Lord Lieutenant for County Londonderry Alison Millar and Bishop of Derry & Raphoe Rev Andrew Forster joined Ulster History Circle and Women's Institute representatives at the poignant occasion.

Dr Myrtle Hill from the Ulster History Circle said: “This event was timed to form part of celebrations to mark International Women's Day; particularly paying tribute to a woman who has had an impact on the lives of other women.”

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