How Women ADHD – Dublin

Celebrating International Day

Join us as we celebrate the passions, commitments, and journeys of women. Our events are designed to spotlight remarkable individuals, their adventures, and narratives.

We extend a warm welcome to women with ADHD, along with their family or friends, to foster understanding and acceptance of their unique experiences and realities.

We are very grateful to be delivering this event in partnership with DCU!

Dublin: 7th of March

Location: DCU Collins AvenueHG20 in the Nursing building on Glasnevin campus, Collins Avenue Extension, Dublin 9, Dublin.

Time: 7:00pm

Tickets: €5

Book your ticket HERE

Louisa Ni Eideáin

Louisa is a bi-lingual  writer and performer (Gaeilge and English) based in Dublin. In 2022, Louisa received an adult diagnosis of ADHD.She reacted in a way that perhaps confirms her diagnosis by throwing herself into writing a one-woman show, Dopa-Mean Girl, about the experience. The bilingual show, as Gaeilge and in English,  premiered as part of the Scene & Heard Festival and had a sold out run in the Dublin Fringe Festival 2023, cumulating in winning the First Fortnight Fringe Award. A trained musician, she infuses her comedic performances with catchy songs. She has studied and performed improv comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York and has regularly played in bands during her 9 years of living and working abroad.

Louisa is a regular contributor on Newstalk and has appeared on various shows on TG4. She is a passionate Gaeilgeoir and is raising her two young sons through Irish and French with the French husband she picked up along her travels.

You can find out more about Luisa on her Instagram  profile.

Christine Boyd

Christine Boyd is a PhD candidate in UCD’s School of Psychology and School of Medicine . Her research focuses on the services and supports available to adults with ADHD in Ireland, including the new HSE ADHD services and third level education research, the research was “Funded by the Women’s Health Taskforce”.  She will be presenting her research on how ADHD affects the three key female reproductive stages: menstruation, perinatal and menopause. Christine is a strong advocate for women with ADHD and is excited to share her findings!

Brianna Parkins

Brianna is an Australian broadcaster, writer and reporter who came to Ireland “for one year” but never left.

Currently she is a columnist and journalist with the Irish Times.

Her pieces tackling Irish culture, immigration, mental health,neurodiversity, gender and the sick pleasure people take from swimming in the freezing sea have seen her gain a loyal audience and a nomination for Irish Broadsheet Columnist of the Year. 

She also writes a popular weekly personal finance feature for people who don’t usually read about personal finance or who have been left out of traditional money advice. As a late diagnosed woman with ADHD, she often attempts to address the previously overlooked needs of the neurodiverse community in this space.

Her viral TikToks explaining the stock market with cans of Guinness and a puppet landed her on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

In addition to her writing opinion, news and features for other national publications in Australia and Ireland, she is trying to finish her book set to be published by Penguin Ireland/Sandycove. 

You can hear her current affairs insights weekly on RTE, Newstalk and Today FM where occasionally she fills in for Matt Cooper on the Last Word. To her delight she is a regular on the festival line up. In the past she has presented, hosted and given talks at Body and Soul, All Together Now and Other Voices. In addition she has MC’d and chaired countless panels on gender, workplace culture and journalism for corporate and charity clients.

Brianna has a background in investigative journalism, previously being nominated for NSW Young Journalist of the Year for stories on sex work and then going on to join one of the most loved current affair programs on the Australian Broadcasting Company – Mediawatch as their youngest employee.

She moved to Ireland in 2018 from Australia to report breakfast television news for Virgin Media Ireland. She now enjoys sleeping past 4am and the emotional stability that comes with that.

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