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Celebrating a Century : 11 October 2021

Celebrating a Century: A Centenary Gala Dinner at King’s Inns

Celebrating a Century: A Centenary Gala Dinner at King’s Inns

This November, we celebrate a centenary of the call of the first women to the Bar – Averil Deverell BL & Frances Kyle BL, paving the way for generations of female barristers and their contribution to the Law Library, the Bench, and the wider society. 

To further progress the Celebrating a Century event series, established in 2019, King’s Inns and The Bar of Ireland have come together to mark this special occasion and are hosting a Centenary Dinner on Friday, 5 November. 

The evening will serve as a timely reminder as to the progress the profession has made in the intervening 100 years, as well as the progress that remains still yet.

Centenary Dinner Details

  • King’s Inns Dining Hall, Constitution Hill, Dublin 7
  • Friday, 5 November at 7.00 pm
  • Formal evening attire
  • Dinner and drinks reception with entertainment
  • The event will be held in compliance with any COVID–19 guidelines in place at the time of the event

If you would like to attend, you can purchase tickets on The Bar of Ireland website.

In Plain Sight: Commissioning a Portrait of Averil Deverell and Frances Kyle

The evening will also see the launch of ‘In Plain Sight’ – a further joint initiative to commission additional portraiture of female subjects from the profession and judiciary, to hang principally along with the existing collection at King’s Inns. 

The representation of female role models in the environs where barristers are trained is one that both organisations seek to build on. The In Plain Sight initiative, once launched, will invite donations from the profession and beyond, ensuring that it is more representative collection is achieved.

For further information about this initiative and to donate, please visit The Bar of Ireland website.