‘Cut from the Same Cloth’ is a gathering of women in a community setting to share stories about the fabrics in our lives. Cloth plays a role in family traditions and cultural customs. We want to hear about personal connections to pieces of cloth. We would like to share the stories behind the patterns the researchers see when they are working on the cells inside the body during health research.

In UCD Conway Institute, there are 450 biomedical researchers studying how diseases arise, how to diagnose them and how best to treat them. We would like to get to know women and female adolescents from minority communities in Ireland to build trust and new connections. Why? We believe it is important that these diverse voices are heard and represented in the channels that inform our research.

By finding common ground in an equitable, open and transparent way, these ‘get togethers’ will let us share the stories behind textiles that mean something to us. As people, we are not so different. We are all ‘cut from the same cloth’.

A series of 10 ‘get togethers’ will take place during 2024. These will lead to an exhibition of work by artist and tapestry weaver,

Lorna Donlon

that will tour 5 venues in Ireland during 2025. The digital exhibition will be housed here. Check back soon.



The Hunt Museum, Limerick



Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Clonskeagh, Dublin






Dundalk (tbc)



National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin

For information or to join a ‘get together’



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(01) 716 6706

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