Alexandra College


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Education May Laffan
Laffan used the royalties of her second novel, The Hon. Miss Ferrard, for her own further education and the education of her only surviving younger sister, Catherine . She attended Alexandra College in Dublin...
politics May Laffan
While ML created no fictional protagonist who attends or seeks post-secondary education, she was eager to secure real women that right. Between 1884 and 1885 she corresponded with William J. Walsh , the Catholic Archbishop...


11 October 1866: Alexandra College, Dublin, was founded by...

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11 October 1866

Alexandra College , Dublin, was founded by Anne Jellicoe .

16 August 1878: The Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act...

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16 August 1878

The Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act was passed, containing an initial recognition of the principle that girls and women had the right to sit for public competitive examinations and to take university degrees.

1893: St Mary's University College was founded...

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St Mary's University College was founded for Catholic girls in Merrion Square, Dublin.


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