PhotoIreland Festival 2013

Rose Comiskey, Against the Tide

The Avenue Road Gallery, 30 Avenue Road, Portobello, Dublin 8
Opening: 6pm Fri 26 Jul
Dates: 27 Jul-2 Aug
Opening hours: Daily 12-6pm

Rose Comiskey, Against the Tide

 Against the tide- Images from the 1980s Irish Women’s Movement, is a photographic record of the women’s protest movement in Ireland in the 1980s. The passing of the 1982 amendment to the Irish Constitution introduced a ban on abortion and divided Irish society. Rose Comiskey documented many of the protests, marches and campaigns during this period. The photographs speak of a time of frustration but also bear witness to the spirit and determination of the women who fought for these fundamental rights.


Image credit: Rose Comiskey, from the series ‘Against the Tide’.

  • Clodagh Corcoran

    Rose Commiskey’s photo from Against the Tide brings in all back from the 1980s I was on this march with Bernie Dwyer. And to think that we live to see it all happening again!

  • Linda Greene

    Hey Rose thanks for this body of work! it’s brilliant!

  • beverley maughan

    I cant wait to see it..

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