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Women in Media 2020

 Celebrating Inspirational Irish Women
In association with Kilcooly's Country House Hotel, Ballybunion
2nd, 3rd & 4th October
Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Women in Media 2020

Women in Media 2020 has been pushed back to the 2nd, 3rd & 4th October 2020 from it's usual April time-frame, due to the unexpected Covid-19 pandemic. We will announce our new programme & guest speakers in due course.
Last year we were delighted to include contributions this year from Miriam O'Callaghan, Katie Hannon, Ciara Riordan, Mary Dundon, Justine McCarthy, Fr. Peter McVerry and more.
We would like to thank all those that attended the discussions and for making Women in Media 2019 a fantastic success and look forward to seeing you this October 2020.
We are also happy to announce that if you missed any of last years events - you can catch videos of them in our press media section below and we look forward to welcoming you to our next event.


Women in Media

Women in Media 2020 aims  to further champion the positive effects that pioneering Women have made throughout the Irish Media. 


In 2019 we had a plethora of guest speakers included Aisling Ryan, Mary Dundon, Bertie Ahern, Anne O'Leary, Ciara Riordan, Justine McCarthy, Fr. Peter McVerry , Katie Hannon, Sarah Carey and many more.

The 2019 Award Winners included

Mary Cummins Award was Katie Hannon

Joan Kennelly Award, Valerie O'Sullivan ~ Photographer

Social Media Award, Celine Crawford.

Women in Media 2020 has been pushed back to the 2nd, 3rd & 4th October 2020 from it's usual April time-frame, due to the unexpected Covid-19 pandemic. We will announce our programme in due course.


Guest Speakers

Women in Media 2019

Proud to bring inspirational speakers from across Ireland & Abroad
Aisling Ryan
Exploration Geologist, Social Media Influencer & Twitch Streamer
Jane Last
Head of News at Independent News and Media
Mairead McGuinness
First Vice-President of the European Parliament
Dee Keogh
Community Activist
Harry McCann
CEO Trendster
Gillian Keating
Co-founder of the I WISH Foundation.
Jan O'Sullivan
Labour Party Housing & Local Government spokeswoman.
Jess Kelly
Technology Correspondent at NewsTalk.
Dr. Mary C. Murphy
Lecturer in politics with the Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork
Claudia Carroll
Moira Murrell
Chief Executive of Kerry County Council
Sinead Moriarty
Author & columnist with the Irish Independent
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Press & Media

Topic : Growing up in the 21st century. The challenges it brings to today's adolescents and young people.   

Panel includes : Sinead Burke, Grainia Long, Dr. Mairead Foody & James Kavanagh

Introduced by Briannagh O'Connor.

Sponsored by Vodafone Ireland and Kilcooly's...

An afternoon with Rachael English, Broadcaster, Presenter and Author.

Featuring Rachael English and chaired by Barbara Scully.

Topic : Celebrating 100 years of the vote for Irish women : Would Irish suffragettes be happy with the progress to date in securing equality ?

Includes :- Mary O'Rourke, Nell McCafferty, Alice Mary Higgins, Mary Dundon

Topic : Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics : Can Trust Be Rebuilt in the 'Post Truth' era ?

Featuring Mandy Johnston, Caitriona Perry, Susan Daly, Deirdre O'Shaughnessy, Ellen Coyne and Miriam O'Callaghan

Sponsored by Vodafone Ireland & Kilcooly's Country House Hotel, Ballyb...

Women in Comedy, Chaired by Barbara Scully, Presenter / Journalist.

Panel includes Fiona Looney, Katherine Lynch and Aofie Dooley.

Youtube Age Restrictions apply to this video.

Launching the 2018 Women in Media Conference were Joan O'Connor (Kilcooly's Country House Hotel),  Miriam O'Callaghan (Broadcaster) and Anne O'Leary (CEO Vodafone Ireland)

The 2018 Women in Media conference officially got off to a fantastic start with a full crowd at attendance for the launch and for the Women in Media Comedy panel.

At the launch of the Women in Media 2018 Conference with Vodafone.

Women in Media 2017 Highlights

Women in Media 2017 Highlights

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You can contact us at

Kilcooly's Country House Hotel

Ballybunion, County Kerry


Tel: 068 27112

Email: info@womeninmedia.ie


Kilcooly's Country House Hotel


County Kerry


Tel: 068 27112

Email: info@womeninmedia.ie

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