In the eyes of Imperial social engineers, the Famine orphans were young marriageable women who would bring a stabilizing influence to a rough masculine colonial society.
Rosanna was typical of the Irish famine orphans. McClaughlin’s research shows that on average they married at 19 years, most to older men within three years of landing, and had nine children
Newman House has undergone years of careful restoration and modernization under the guidance of award-winning architects to become MoLI
It was a stroke of genius to commission three women to write the centenary history of Melbourne’s Newman College.
Barry Versus Kelly is unabashedly and unashamedly partisan show, which tells a very familiar story in quirky ways that are always entertaining.
I envied Peig’s status in the family as a peata, a ‘pet’ and how her big brother carried her around in a bhaclainn ‘in his arms’. I loved how kindly the teachers and neighbours treated her.
You won’t have any trouble getting into the swing of things, because the killings and mayhem start early….
Some news from the footy field, and from curriculum policy makers.
The connection between Ireland and Newfoundland goes back centuries and the Irish left an indelible impact on the region in terms of immigration and culture. Why isn’t this history celebrated more?