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The Kerry Girls Christmas 2016

The Kerry Girls Christmas 2016

Radio Kerry will broadcast a one hour documentary on The Kerry Girls: Emigration & The Earl Grey Scheme, on Christmas Day at 2pm.   The documentary, produced by J.J. O’Shea will feature snippets from yours truly as well as a range of contributors.  Over a month in Australia in Spring of 2016, J.J. interviewed a number of […]

The Listowel Girls

The Listowel Girls

The thirty seven  Listowel girls who left Kerry for Australia as part the Earl Grey ‘Orphan’ Scheme did not all emigrate together and though the arrival in Sydney of both groups was only five months apart, they ended up having very different experiences. Thomas Arbuthnot Initially nineteen Listowel girls left on the Thomas Arbuthnot from Plymouth, […]

Journal of Society of Australian Genealo...

Journal of Society of Australian Genealogists

I was delighted to get a very positive Review from the prestigious Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists  – DESCENT (Sept issue).   My focus on writing the book was two fold – to tell people in Kerry about these girls, whom most of us had never heard of.  They had been ‘airbrushed’ out of […]