Dignitaries, representatives from the Women’s Institute and Ulster History Circle at St Paul’s Church in Garvagh on Friday following the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Dorothea Florence Macausland who formed the first WI in Northern Ireland in Garvagh in 1932. WK11-056CR
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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