Ballinrobe Women & its Hinterland- List & Bio's

01 Margaret Brennan                     by Bridie Jennings McMahon

02 Maura Varley                             by Declan Varley

03 Dorothy Hearne                         by Mary Farragher

04 Dr Emer Colleran                       by Elizabeth McConnell

05 Eliza McHugh                             by Grainne McConnell

06 Geraldine May                            by Sarah Horan

07 Information Board                      Double Size – Women Erased etc

 08 Nurse Connolly                          by Imelda Hughes

09 Tess May                                    by Joanna Hynes

10 Katherine Holcroft                       by Averil Staunton

11 Kathleen Ryder                           by Gerry Ryder

12 Kay Tracey                                 by Cathy Tracey

13 Sr. Francis McMyler                     by Marteen Lane

14 Margaret Gibbons                       by Rosalie Darby, Australia

15 Mary Casey                                by Mary Tiernan

16 Mary Farragher                           by BHS

17 Maura Keane                              by Brid Mylotte

18 Maureen Dowd                           by Averil Staunton

19 Noreen Farragher                       by Bernadette Feerick

20 Sisters of Mercy                         by Various contributors

21 Kathleen Kilbane                        by Bro Anselm Conway

22 Bridie Mulloy                              by Averil Staunton

23 Maeve Kenny                             by Courtney Kenny & Others

24 Josie Murphy                              by Rob Murphy

25 Agnes Browne                            by Alma Murphy

26 Mina McHugh                             by Grainne McConnell

27 Mary Teresa Cooney                   by Ger Delaney

28 Ballinrobe Orphans                     by Averil Staunton

29 Bridget Browne                          by Interview with Averil Staunton

30 Fin O’Neill                                  by O’Neill family

31 Mary Ellen Walsh                        by Mary Coleman

32 Ann Reid                                    by Interview with Averil Staunton

33 Monica Horan                             by Interviewees

34 Nikita Sweeney                           by Tacu

01 Margaret Brennan, Roose, near Carras Church in the parish of Roundfort.
She was of patched green fields, stone walls, narrow winding boreens, holy wells and Pilgrim places.
02 Maura Varley. Creagh Road, Ballinrobe
"Always believe in the capacity of the written word to move and inspire" - Maura Varley
03 Dorothy Hearne
Dorothy instrumental in our library moving to the Church of Ireland
04 Professor Emer Colleran - October 1945 - June 2018
Environmental Scientist, Advocate and Public Intellectual October 1945
05 Eliza McHugh, Glebe Street, Ballinrobe
Local Business Woman and Entrepreneur - Ballinrobe
06 Geraldine May, Ballinrobe
Mrs May gave a voice to the vulnerable and never shied away from speaking up.
07 Introduction to 'Women of Ballinrobe & Hinterland' exhibition
"Capture it before it Disappears Forever"
08 Nurse Roseanne Connolly - A Ballinrobe Star
Served in Ballinrobe from 1941 to 1960
09 Tess May
Tess May was Captain of the local Cumann na mBan
10 Katherine Holcroft
I am what you will be; I was what you are now!
11 Mrs Kathleen Ryder, Neale Road, Ballinrobe
Ad vitam educationem (Education for life) - Kathleen Ryder
12 Kay Tracey
Kay has a great sense of humour, and a very positive outlook on life
14 Margaret Gibbons, Ballinrobe & Australia
A true survivor of desperate times in Ballinrobe
15 Mary Casey, Newtown, Partry
Mary had a warm welcome for everybody that visited.
16 Mary Farragher, Librarian Ballinrobe Library
Mary serves her community willingly and cheerfully.
17 Maura Keane Hughes, Ardkill, near Ballinrobe
"Number of years in not the measure of life".
18 Dr Maureen Dowd
Columnist, Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner.
19 Mrs Nora Farragher
An honest, generous, patient and forgiving person who worked hard to support and nurture her family
20 Sisters of Mercy, Convent, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
Extracted from the 1970 Convent of Mercy School Magazine p 14 - 17
21 Kathleen Kilbane's story extracts from No More Tears in My Eyes
Kathleen' years at Creagh House, Ballinrobe, which was a TB Sanatorium at one stage
22 Bridie Mulloy, Ballinrobe
Author & Historian
23 Maeve Kenny
She encouraged an interest in light opera which has existed in Ballinrobe for over 60 years.
24 Josie Murphy nee Flannery,
Cornmarket, Ballinrobe
25 Agnes Browne, Bunnadubber, Ballinrobe
Agnes always remained a committed Irish woman.
25 Ballinrobe Workhouse Earl Grey Orphans
There are believed to be in the region of 16,000 descendants of the young Irish Earl Grey orphans
26 Mina McHugh, Glege Street, Ballinrobe
She worked hard, was a proud, ambitious and resilient lady.
27 Mary Teresa Cooney
Her son Dr Noel Browne introduced mass free screening for tuberculosis suffers, which dramatically reduced the incidence of TB in Ireland.
29 Bridget Browne
She had a great memory for detail and was unfailingly kind, polite and discrete with her customers.
29 continued ...Bridget Browne & Her Shop
Bridget Brown, Shop at Abbey Street, Ballinrobe.
30 Fin O'Neill
If you want something done ask a busy woman!
32 Ann Reid nee King Cloongowla, Cluain Gabhla, Ballinrobe
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams, Yet we are the movers and shakers, of the world forever it seems. Extract from Ode by Arthur O'Shaughnessy
33 Monica Horan, Coolisduff, Kilmaine
Monica 'Believes in Ballinrobe'
34 Nikita Maughan, Ballinrobe
Nikita won the youth category at the National Traveller Pride Awards in Dublin in May 2019
About the 'Our Irish Women' Exhibition
National Museum of Ireland, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Ballinrobe Honours its Womenfolk
Exhibition currently at Ballinrobe Library created by Averil Staunton
Behind every great town are plenty of great ladies
Women have been so often written out of history but not so in Ballinrobe where a new project is putting them centre-stage, writes Majella Loftus.
Contribute to the new online project 'Our Irish Women'
Your contribution will be appreciated!
Invitation to Womens' Exhibition
August 17th, Launch in Ballinrobe Library at 12.30
Logo for Our Irish Women
Explanation of various aspects
Mina McHugh (Tierney)
Glebe Street, Ballinrobe
Our Women of Ballinrobe & Hinterland- 2nd phase now open
Closing shortly - only a few spaces left
Sister Francis McMyler
Thank You for the Music!
Women of Ballinrobe & its Hinterland - 2nd phase
Closing date Monday 14th October, 2019
Majella Loftus, Western People Newspaper, THURSDAY, JANUARY 09, 2020