Some of Bridget’s descendants in NSW
This brave act of defiance, with Caroline as part of the group, paved the way for discussions about access to contraception in the ROI and particularly highlighted the need to start exploratory discussions on the provision of contraception for Irish women living there.
It was deeply emotional for me to be able to tell Judy the name of her father, something she had longed for all her life. I emailed a photograph, not being able to imagine the emotion of seeing a photograph of your father for the very first time.
From Limerick and Wicklow, now with a street named after a member of the family.
The Pope named her with Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Thomas Merton as four great Americans.
Willie Carlin was an ex-British soldier who worked for Sinn Fein
Life was not easy for Jane and Bridget, two of at least fifty famine orphan girls who were gaoled in NSW from the 1850s to 1900.
He was the new face of Fine Gael, a man who would remove the word Blue Shirt from Irish politics. Then came the whistleblower …
Mary Ann McMaster came to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme.
A great-great-grandson remembers an unapologetic rebel and determined reformer