Writers by the Sea 2021

Ailbhe Smith

Ailbhe Smyth is a feminist, LGBT and socialist activist. Most recently she was involved in the Marriage Equality and Abortion referendum campaigns. She co-founded and led the Coalition to Repeal the 8th Amendment, and was co-director of Together for Yes!.  

Ailbhe was the founding head of Women’s Studies at UCD where she lectured for many years. In 2019 she was included on the Time Magazine list of the 100 most influential people in the world