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’.



  1. 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!

  2. Linda Greene

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

  3. beverley maughan

    I cant wait to see it..

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