ard to know what the bould Averil would have made it all…
With the sun having set and darkness creeping in, there, over on the harbour-side rocks in The Cove, is Ms Deverell’s smiling face.
Sharing the stage is Kate Tyrell, the first Irish woman to captain a ship.
The occasion is this weekend’s Wicklow’s Wild Women celebrations, designed to remind the world and her brother of two trailblazers from the Garden Patio of Ireland.
We’ve charted the remarkable life of former Church Road and Applewood Heights resident Averil Deverell a few times before – most notably with local historian Rosemary Raughter in a July 2019 interview here – and thanks to the Wicklow’s Wild Women celebrations, we’re now learning all about Arklow’s Kate Tyrell too.
Just how the celebrations came together we decided to ask curator Liz Kelly on this cold, dark night. Where the camera clearly didn’t know which way to look…
You can catch the finale of the weekend’s celebration at The Whale on Saturday 6th – details and tickets here.
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