Women of Ballinrobe Project - 2nd phase now open

Closing date Monday, October 14th, 2019

By Averil Staunton

For anybody who wishes to submit to the 2nd phase, the closing date is Monday, October 14th, 2019

The email address for submissions is ballinrobewomen@gmail.com


Women of Ballinrobe & its Hinterland 

As part of our ongoing strategy to promote Ballinrobe and its hinterland’s heritage to the local community and a world-wide audience The Ballinrobe Historical Society are assembling the second phase of  “Women of Ballinrobe & its Hinterland”.

Would you like to pay a tribute to a woman or commemorate someone who you feel was an inspiration to you while at home or contributed to their society here in Ballinrobe? They were/are women of everyday life, who’s quiet, vital contribution would not have been acknowledged publically to date; they could be with us or have passed away, be young or old.

They may have been/are at school, in the workplace or from the community; a mother, sister, aunt, cousin, neighbour, some who worked on small farms, in shops or were shopkeepers, teachers, nurses, volunteers, committee members, minders, sporting personalities, lawyers, historical figures or while being from the area may have worked abroad. They may simply have attended school in Ballinrobe or members of their families may have done so.

We will be delighted to present these stories of women’s lives selected by members of the community on our website www.historicalballinrobe.com together with National Museum of Ireland's website The Irish Community Archive Network of the National Museum of Ireland (iCan).

Each board will be individually designed with two photos, a chosen strap line at centre plus two blocks of text of approximately 100 words each; there is no limit to the words or photographs on the website edition.

A QR code on each board will link the reader to more information on the story on our websites.  As an example Bridie Mulloy’s board (click to follow link) is now available to view. She left us a legacy in the form of books she has written on aspects of Ballinrobe’s Heritage.

If you would simply like to suggest somebody just let us know, or if you have any queries, or suggestions and ideas please contact Averil at ballinrobewomen@gmail.com and before you even ask, yes, we will be promoting men when this project is completed.

The closing date is Monday 14th October, 2019


“Capture it before it Disappears Forever”

For more information:  at: http://www.historicalballinrobe.com/category/our_irish_women

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