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24 May 2022

PICTURES | Longford event celebrates International Women’s Day

On Saturday, March 12 a wonderful, multicultural event took place in the Longford Golf Club bar and restaurant to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The event was organised by Midlands Polish Community CLG. Representatives of different nationalities were present.

To emphasise the importance, individuality and beauty of women, each arriving lady received a tulip at the door. This event highlighted the strength and independence of women.

The first to speak was Uruemu Adejinmi, the first African Irish female municipal district cathaoirleach in Longford. She gave a lovely speech about the importance of women in politics.

Mairead O’Shea, the spokesperson for SHE (See Her Elected), a group empowering women to take part in local elections and she informed them of how to run a campaign.

Asian African Women gave a speech about the diversity of women, that all of them are different, and so they need to support each other and stay together.

The evening was filled with various aspects of diverse cultures. There was traditional Ukrainian music to be heard.

Two ladies played Irish traditional music, and a young lady sang in Polish. A Slovak band played music. Two lovely girls, Brazilian and Polish, presented delightful Irish dancing.

Due to the tragic situation in Ukraine, money was collected during the event and will be donated to the Polish red cross – Ukrainian Appeal.

During the evening, a raffle took place, and the income will be granted to the Food Bank Appeal in Longford. More information on www.polishcommunity.ie and Midlands Polish Community facebook page.

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