Here are some of the stories of Irish women and young girls who were sent to Tasmania in Australia as punishment for small crimes. Women and children convicts were transported to Australia on the John Calvin ship in 1848.
Irish prisons in 1800s. Conditions for Women and Children prisoners in Grangegorman Female Prison in Dublin, Ireland.
Dublin Lockout 1913. Strikes in Ireland. The Irish Citizen Army and James Connolly. James Larkin
The 1916 Easter Rising with Patrick Pearse and William Pearse. Executed in Kilmainham Jail, Dublin Ireland
History of Tuberculosis in Ireland. Memories of two Dublin women who had to stay in a TB hospital in 1940's and 50's. Tuberculosis sanatoriums in Ireland. Famous people who died from the disease.
Sean McDermott was one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. This was a week long battle that took place in Dublin Ireland in order to free the Irish people from hundreds of years of British rule. Sean MacDermott was executed in Kilmainham Jail and buried at Arbour Hill.
Early Medieval Ireland (500-800 CE) was known as the Land of Saints and Scholars. This was because, once Christianity arrived in Ireland around 400 CE, it spread quickly. By the seventh century there were many monasteries and convents dotted across...
Charles Stuart Parnell founded the Irish Land League in October 1879 with Michael Davitt. Evictions in Ireland were mounting and the Irish people were dying. The Irish Ladies Land League with Fanny and Anna Parnell was the first ever political association of Irishwomen.
President John F Kennedy at Arbour Hill Memorial Park in Stoneybatter Dublin Ireland in 1963. The Leaders of the Easter Rising are buried here.
President John F Kennedy at Arbour Hill Memorial Park in 1963 Ireland. The 1916 Easter Rising leaders are executed and buried in Dublin. JFK visits Arbour Hill on 28 June and lays a wreath in Stoneybatter Dublin 7.