‘Bad girls’: read @gibneyjfp‘s piece in @IrishTimesBooks on official attitudes to Irish women emigrating to #Britain after #WW2, based on archival material published (and about to be published) in the #DIFP series 👇https://t.co/cguNKb8Ute
— DIFP (@DIFP_RIA) September 14, 2020
In September 1948 a draft memorandum prepared for the first Inter-Party government claimed that ‘a great many of the young girls who emigrate to Britain become pregnant’.many of the reports are tragic and alarming in the extreme.
The continued emigration of large numbers of young women is a disquieting feature of our national life and one which gives rise to serious concern on moral, social and demographic grounds’.
At no point in this otherwise thorough article (above) does the author consider a key reason many young women were leaving Ireland in droves was so they could keep their babies….
Animating Galway City lost history to life!📽️
My restored & colourised 1905 photo featuring four women selling fish on Spanish Parade on the Spanish Arch side of the Claddagh in Galway City with Claddagh Quay and Nimmo’s Pier in the background.#Galway #Dublin #Ireland #DeOldify pic.twitter.com/E25g8x0zdL
— Rob Cross (@RobCross247) February 21, 2020
This must be the plaice.
On Thursday, November 21, at 3.30pm.
The 101st anniversary of women’s suffrage…
There will be special guided tour celebrating the role of women in Irish history over the past 100 years at the GPO Witness History Museum located within the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin.
The special tour is limited to 15 places.
Tickets can be booked here