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Maeve Mulholland

Portrait photograph of Maeve Mullholland


Maeve Mulholland MBE is a community peace worker who co-founded Lisburn Women Together for Peace with Hazel Aicken in 1973. For over 30 years, Maeve Mulholland was involved in peace work with Women

Together, one of the earliest women's peace groups in Northern Ireland, calling on women from all backgrounds to take a stand against violence and sectarianism and promote peace. Maeve Mulholland helped establish the Voluntary Services in Lisburn, through which she was actively involved as a Bereavement Visitor Counsellor and engaged in peace dialogue with government officials and the Ulster Defence Association. She was one of the founding six governors and was an active fundraiser for Lagan College integrated school, which opened in 1981. In 1994, Maeve Mulholland was awarded an MBE for her services to the community.


Some of the sitters have provided objects that came up in discussions with Hannah Starkey when sitting for their portraits. These personal selections speak to their work, activism and impact, and give insight into the meaning behind the project.

“a photo of our Women Together group in an Island of Scotland, many years ago” 

Maeve Mulholland Photo - Hannah Starkey exhibition