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Theme: Nollaig na mBan

This event occurred on
January 6, 2022
Dublin, Dublin

The twelfth and final day of Christmas, January 6th, was known in Ireland as Nollaig na mBan or Women's Christmas. As a reward for their hard work over the Christmas season, it was a day off from all the housework. Custom was that women gathered together informally, and enjoyed tea and the last of the Christmas cake. By the mid 20th century the traditional of Nollaig na mBan had largely died out, but it is slowly undergoing a revival. 'Small Christmas' was appropriated by strong women and turned into a day to honour womens contribution to every area of life. In recent years a day to cherish the beauty of deep and fierce female friendships; honour mothers and daughters and highlight the contribution made by the women who went before us.
So what better date to bring the inaugural TEDxWomen event to Dublin. TEDxWomen is an exciting opportunity to help move the conversation about the power of girls and women in a meaningful way.

Nollaig na mBan
Dublin, Dublin, Dublin
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Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh is a Broadcaster and Irish Language Activist

Catherine O'Keeffe

Founder, Coach, Speaker
Catherine O’Keeffe, founder of Wellness Warrior, is Ireland’s first menopause coach and specialises in menopause in the workplace.

Rachel Reidy

Founder and Business Executive
Rachel Reidy is the founder of R2 Communications and the Head of AllBright Ireland, the leading global career network for women offering a platform to connect, upskill and supercharge their careers.

Sally Murphy

Sally Murphy is the founder and CEO of welltold, where she helps to ignite organisations, people and culture through powerful stories. A mother of two incredible sons who have long outgrown her, she is truly happiest when she is bobbing about in the Atlantic ocean.

Susannah Healy

Susannah Healy is the CEO of , a psychologist, author of two books, Mindfulness meditation teacher and a speaker, who enjoys just about anything over cleaning the house.

Organizing team


Dublin, Ireland