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5:30pm – 7:00pm, Wednesday 27 February. Tickets €5

Looking ahead to International Women’s Day, join EPIC’s Historian-in-Residence Dr Angela Byrne and Dr Leanne McCormick and Dr Elaine Farrell of the Bad Bridget Project to uncover truths about Irish immigrant life for women in 19th and early 20th century North America.

The Bad Bridget project examines Irish female immigrants in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century North America who found themselves suspected of criminal or deviant behaviour. It considers ‘misbehaving’ Irish women who were thought to be sexually immoral, bad mothers or criminals, with crimes ranging from drunkenness to murder.

Join us to uncover some truths about Irish immigrant life and to gain a different perspective on the American success story!