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Maeve Mulholland

Maeve Mulholland

Maeve Mulholland MBE is a community peace worker who co-founded Lisburn Women Together for Peace with Hazel Aicken in 1973. She is pictured here, seated at the end of the front row, right, with the original Women Together members. For over 30 years, Maeve Mulholland was involved in peace work with Women Together, one of the earliest women’s peace groups in Northern Ireland, calling on women from all backgrounds to take a stand against violence and sectarianism and promote peace. Maeve Mulholland helped establish the Voluntary Services in Lisburn, through which she was actively involved as a Bereavement Visitor Counsellor and engaged in peace dialogue with government officials and the Ulster Defence Association. She was one of the founding six governors and was an active fundraiser for Lagan College integrated school, which opened in 1981. In 1994, Maeve Mulholland was awarded an MBE for her services to the community. 

This donation includes correspondence, photographs, flyers, minutes, press releases, periodicals, and artefacts relating to Women Together, from the inception of the group until its dissolution in 2002. Some items of note include issues of Peacelines magazine, documents from a Women Together Initiative '92 workshop, handwritten notes documenting the bombing of Women Together offices in 1976, the NI Peace Quilt project, Stamp Out Sectarianism poster and stickers, handwritten observations from the 2021 Peace Forum, Women Together Peace Action Plan, 1989, a People Moving On… project in collaboration with Peace People, and artefacts and photographs from the Peace Dove vigils. 

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