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FREEWOMEN Kellie Harrington among ‘inspiring women’ to be awarded Freedom of Dublin

Olympic gold medalist Kellie Harrington will be among the “inspiring women” to be honored.

Only five women have received the prize since the city’s freedom started in 1876.

The award will be presented in the Mansion House on Wednesday.


FREEWOMEN Kellie Harrington among


Ailbhe Smyth and psychologist Dr. Mary Aiken will also get Dublin Freedoms.

It follows a suggestion made by Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland at today’s Dublin City Council monthly meeting.

Last year’s recipients were GAA manager Jim Gavin and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan.

Kellie Harrington, a native of Dublin, earned a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year.


FREEWOMEN Kellie Harrington among


The Honorable Dr. Mary Aiken is a Professor of Cyberpsychology at Capitol Technology University in Washington, DC, and the Chair of the Department of Cyberpsychology at the same institution.

It is the interplay between technology and human behavior that she explores in her book The Cyber Effect.

Ailbhe Smyth, the founding director of the Women’s Education, Resource, and Research Center, is also an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.

Ailbhe Smyth for her work in human rights, social justice, and academia; Professor Mary Aiken for her work in cyberpsychology, online safety, and security; and Kellie Harrington for her unwavering commitment to the community, her caring exemplar, and role modeling for young people, as well as her sporting accomplishments.”


FREEWOMEN Kellie Harrington among


“I am glad to be able to recognize their achievements and contribution to Irish public life.”

Since 1876, only five women have been awarded the Freedom of Dublin.

Mother Theresa, Irish singer Maureen Potter, and British suffragist Margaret Sandhurst are among the notables.

But Aung San Suu Kyi’s honor was removed after she refused to condemn the atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.

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