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#women in history

# women-in-history - Saturday 16 May, 2020

They were called 'dirty Irish bloodhounds'. Life as an emigrant servant in the early 20th Century

Catherine Healy is hoping to gather the stories of domestic servants who worked abroad in the lead up to WW II.

# women-in-history - Saturday 18 January, 2020

History: As our election looms, spare a thought for the women of 1920

Women stood for election for the first time in 1920, in considerable numbers, writes Dr Margaret Ward.

# women-in-history - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Was 'Typhoid Mary' the victim of an unjust system or a menace to public health?

Irishwoman Mary Mallon (better known as ‘Typhoid Mary’) was an infamous asymptomatic typhoid carrier who has been blamed for the deaths of several people.

# women-in-history - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

The incredible story of an Irish woman who lived as a man – and fought as an American soldier

Soldier Albert Cashier, who fought notably bravely in the American Civil War, was born Jennie Hodgers in Co Louth in 1843.

# women-in-history - Friday 8 May, 2015

Alice Perry: The first female Engineering graduate in Ireland

The Galway woman was “the first lady to obtain the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in the UK”, graduating with first class honours in 1906.

# women-in-history - Friday 24 April, 2015

The Tipperary anthropologist nicknamed 'grandmother' by Indigenous Australians

Today considered quite a controversial figure in anthropology, Daisy May Bates dedicated her life’s work to observing the native people of Australia.

# women-in-history - Thursday 9 April, 2015

This Galway woman became the first accredited female war correspondent

Galway woman Kit Coleman managed to be both a traditional domestic wife and mother and the first accredited female war correspondent.

# women-in-history - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Extract: The passionate and inspirational women of the Irish Revolution – in photos

Remembering some of the women played who played pivotal roles in Irish revolution.