Inishmore, Aran Islands, #Ireland #Eire

Inishmore (Árainn) is the largest of the Galway Aran Islands and has been attracting visitors to its rugged shores for generations.

Workhouse Uniform ----- At Bristol, in the 1830s, for example, prostitutes wore a yellow dress, and unmarried pregnant women a red one.

Workhouse Uniform ----- At Bristol, in the for example, prostitutes wore a yellow dress, and unmarried pregnant women a red one. Nice way to mark out the "fallen women"(!

cork, ireland,1905

Cornmarket St/the Coal Quay Market inscription under the photo refers to the Vendors Market Day at the Irish Market Cork. This open air market was called the Irish market; the indoor market on Grand Parade was, and still is, called the English Market.

Claregalway Friary, Co. Galway, Ireland

The ruins of Claregalway Abbey, Co. This Franciscan Friary was founded in the early century, probably by John De Cogan who was a Anglo-Norman lord.

Short film drawing attention to the famine, shot in 1905

A short film produced by Pathe News around 1905 that brought attention to famine in Ireland in that year. The film has been altered and is used to draw simil.

Queuing outside the Workhouse. Some people were only looking for a nights lodgings in the casual ward, (probably hoping to earn enough money for tomorrow's doss when they were released, after completing the work set for them in return for their bed).

The Workhouse often evokes the grim Victorian world of Oliver Twist, but its story is a fascinating mix of social history, politics, economics and architecture

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