DNA testing brings together many generations later cousins descended from a Famine orphan Jane Feeney.
She wasn’t simply an obscure name on a family tree. Her name appeared in the archives, documents from which I could determine meaning.
Jaki McCarrick talks about the writing, at ‘white heat’, of her play, ‘Belfast Girls’.
The archaeologist Originally from Trim, County Meath, Susan Arthure has been researching a nineteenth century Irish settlement in South Australia. Her 2014 Masters thesis ‘The Occupation of Baker’s Flat: a study of Irishness and Power in 19th century South Australia’ examined the illegal settlement of an Irish community of mostly labourers and their families on …
An attempt to piece together the history of the elusive Famine Orphan, Bridget Gallagher of Donegal.
This novel is a paeon of love to Sydney and to Michael Davitt and the Ladies Land League.
Mary Mc Connell entered the workhouse in Belfast in July 1847 as an orphan and a pauper.
Stories about women who made an indelible impression on their children are often preserved in family folklore handed down the generations, but memory of Margaret Cooke doesn’t appear to have survived in this way…
Anyone who has dabbled in researching Famine Orphan girls will recognise the vast amount of work and skill involved in this collection of histories.
Named for the original builders, it is a public acknowledgement of the part played by the Irish in early Perth