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Celebrating Dr. Elizabeth-Gould Bell

Updated: Jul 9, 2022

When I moved into my home in 2014, one of the features that caught my attention was the glass etching of Bells Castle (now @killeavycastle) on one of the doors.

From my front door I can look over to the Castle and watched the work take place during its recent refurbishment and transformation.

A few years ago I also came across info on an amazing woman Elizabeth Gould Bell, who was a descendent of the Bell Family of Killeavy Castle.

Amongst many things she was the First Woman to Graduate In Medicine And Practice as a Doctor In Ulster and was also a social and political activist.

As today is the anniversary of her death I wanted to share some of her story with you and will continue to do so in the weeks ahead.