*After the Workhouse: Providing shelter and relief in County Clare1921-1939*
"How the poor and vulnerable were treated after the closure of the workhouses in Co Clare in 1922"
Rita will use Kilrush as a case study and look at Co Clare Orphanages, the boarding out scheme and the home assistance programme. Sources include the Kilrush UDC minute books, Board of Guardian minute books and newspaper reports.
This was the focus of Rita McCarthy’s MA studies in UL and she is currently undertaking a PhD researching women's emigration from Ireland between 1939 and 1970.
Rita has also produced and presented a radio documentary on the 1935 Dance Hall Act and its impact on the social life of West Clare.
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