Elizabeth Gould

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Elizabeth Gould was born in Newry Co. Down, Ireland back in 1862. I only have the name of her father Joseph. I have no data as to her early upbringing but I can tell you she enrolled at Queen’s College, Belfast. She must have been one smart lady as she also went to the Royal University of Ireland, graduating in 1893.

After graduation, she worked as a GP (general practitioner) in Belfast. Her patients consisted mostly of women and children. She married Hugh Fisher (date unknown), that union produced one son Hugo. During WWI, she volunteered to work for the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1916. She was put in charge of the ward in Malta. Her son died of his wounds after the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

What you may not know about Elizabeth Gould Bell Fisher is that she was the first woman to qualify as a doctor in Ireland.

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Comments (15)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... reading this made my realize just how many women "paved the way" through the medical field.

Feb 25, 2019 04:13 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

She reallly made a contribution to many people with her gift.

Feb 25, 2019 04:15 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Such an accomplished woman. So sad to lose a child though.

Feb 25, 2019 04:44 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  I'm sure she had a great deal of prejudice to overcome to become the first Irish doctor.

Feb 25, 2019 04:59 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

She had to be a smart and dedicated woman of the times.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 25, 2019 05:07 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Another wonderful woman that brought a lot of good to the world and paved the path for others like her!

Feb 25, 2019 05:16 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray another great woman who led the way for other females in the medical field...

Feb 25, 2019 05:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am always grateful to see equality spread throughout the world. You have proved this many times James Dray 

Feb 25, 2019 07:11 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Irelan should be justly rpoud of her being the first but also her service and sacrifice.

Feb 25, 2019 07:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


As usual I really like how you come up with these wonderful facts that are so uplifting.  A

Feb 25, 2019 08:22 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

As a former nurse I would like to thank Elizabeth for her pioneering work in the medical field. Breaking glass ceilings is what we women do.

Feb 25, 2019 02:30 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - another wonderful woman who led the way for others to follow. 

Feb 25, 2019 03:09 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James you could put a college course together of women who did wonderful historic achievements and no one knows about them... How about at one of the Universities? Or write a book and publish it and everyone can use it as a text book:)Endr

Feb 25, 2019 10:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

Elizabeth Gould certainly had an impressive career and paved the way for other women in Ireland in the medical field!


Feb 26, 2019 08:40 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

As you said James Dray , she was obviously a very smart person.

Mar 01, 2019 01:32 PM