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One Saturday morning in May 1971, 49 Irish women changed the social landscape of Ireland when they took a train from Belfast to Dublin.
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It was a landmark moment in the Irish women’s movement, which became known as the contraceptive train. The story is being brought to the stage next month in the form of a musical, The Train.
- The Contraceptive Train on Track for Abbey Theatre! Critically acclaimed musical "The Train" inspired by true story
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- Ireland must remove the shackles from its women (CNN 2018) In 1971, 47 years ago, a group of Irish feminists boarded a train to and from Belfast, Northern Ireland (part of UK) so they could buy condoms, which were not available in the [South of the island known as the] Republic of Ireland.
- The "Contraceptive Train" spawns musical (The Irish Times)
- "By getting on that train, a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous"
- RTÉ Archives: Condom Train and Women in the Media Journalist Nell McCafferty and broadcaster Marian Finucane reminisce about the 1971 condom train.
- “A Basic Issue of Women's Liberation”: The Feminist This event, which became known as the “Contraceptive Train” or “Condom Train,” highlighted the hypocrisy of Ireland's laws on contraception.
- Mary Kenny, a women's liberator (spiked-online.com) The one-time feminist firebrand talks to the spiked review about her...known as the "condom train" – an attempt to challenge Ireland's rigid...
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