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Cavan native honoured with Blue Plaque for contribution to women's rights movement

Mar 22, 2022 17:03 By News Northern Sound
Cavan native honoured with Blue Plaque for contribution to women's rights movement Cavan native honoured with Blue Plaque for contribution to women's rights movement
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Margaret Scott Hawthorne was born in Cornafean in 1869, but is receiving the honour for work in New Zealand.

A Cavan native who was a pioneer for women's rights in New Zealand will be honoured with a Blue Plaque this weekend.

The Ulster History Circle will commemorate Margaret Scott Hawthorne during the unveiling ceremony at the Killeshandra Church of Ireland, this Saturday at 2pm.

Blue Plaques are erected throughout Ulster to honour those who have contributed to the province's history.

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Margaret Scott Hawthorne was born in Cornafean in 1869, but is receiving the honour for work to advance women's rights in New Zealand in the late Victorian era.

Local Minister Heather Humphreys will unveil the plaque and the New Zealand Ambassador to Ireland, Brad Burgess, will also attend.

Maud Hamill is the secretary of the Ulster History Circle and speaking to Northern Sound, she explained Margaret's contribution to the women's rights movement in New Zealand:

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