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.
Tuberculosis in Ireland. Children in a TB hospital in 1947. Famous people who died from the disease.
Cholera Epidemic in 1832 in the City slums and Dublin tenements. Sisters of Charity of Stanhope Street Stoneybatter, Dublin nurses at the temporary hospitals..
President John F Kennedy at Arbour Hill Memorial Park in Stoneybatter Dublin Ireland in 1963. Easter Rising
Grangegorman Female Penitentiary also The Richmond Penitentiary was an Irish Prison in Dublin Ireland. Stories of some of the women and children who were imprisoned in one jail in Ireland.
Irish prisons in 1800s. Conditions for Women and Children prisoners in Grangegorman Female Prison in Dublin, Ireland.
Joseph Plunkett was an Irish soldier during the Rising. He marries Grace Gifford in Jail in Dublin Ireland hours before he is executed. Joseph Plunkett was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. They fought for Irish freedom from British rule.
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...
The word 'whiskey' (or whisky) comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, meaning water of life. This gives you an idea of the importance of whiskey to Irish culture. Whiskey (we spell it with an 'e' in Ireland!) was first invented by medieval Irish monks,...
The Connaught Rangers was an Irish Regiment of the British Army in 1920. James Daly was 22 years old when he died. James Daly was executed in India at Jullundur.