Dr Sheila Rochford, Week 5

Dr Sheila Rochford, Week 5

 

The Planter's Daughter, by Austin Clarke

When night stirred at sea,
An the fire brought a crowd in
They say that her beauty
Was music in mouth
And few in the candlelight
Thought her too proud,
For the house of the planter
Is known by the trees.

Men that had seen her
Drank deep and were silent,
The women were speaking
Wherever she went --
As a bell that is rung
Or a wonder told shyly
And O she was the Sunday
In every week.

 



#SundayWiMIN

After our successful and inspiring Advent Calendar initiative, which celebrated 24 women who have made their mark on the world of medicine in Ireland and abroad, we decided there were many, many more women who deserved to be recognised by WiMIN.

Each Sunday we choose another great female medic, past or present, and acknowledge their contribution to medicine in Ireland.

We are very happy to take nominations for #SundayWiMIN, and remember - each woman working in medicine in Ireland deserves to be honoured, not just those who achieve “great things”, but also those who simply go about their business every day and get the job done.

 
 
Dr Maeve Eogan, Week 26

Dr Maeve Eogan, Week 26