New life in North America often became a nightmare for Irish women
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Next Thursday, January 12, Rock and District Historical Society will welcome Leanne McCormick, from Ulster University, who will give a presentation on ‘Bad Bridget: Crime and Irish women in North America, 1838-1918’.
Many Irish women migrated to North America and worked hard and made a success of their lives, but for many the American dream became a nightmare.
Come and hear the stories of those women who history tends to forget, from murders and shoplifters to sex workers and ‘stubborn’ girls all trying to survive in a new and often dangerous world.
The ‘Bad Bridget‘ project is currently on exhibit at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh.
The presentation begins at 8 pm at the Old School. Many thanks to the Mid Ulster District Council for grant funding to support the Society’s 2022-2023 programme season.