The Irish Centre for Histories of Labour & Class (based at NUI Galway) and the NUI Galway School of Humanities Civic Engagement committee are organising a public lecture next week by Dr Anna Davin on ‘Growing up Irish in early twentieth century New Zealand’. The event takes place at 20.30 on Wednesday, 30 April 2014, in the Town Hall Theatre (studio), Galway. Entry is €3 (€2 concession), and all are welcome. Advance booking at the Town Hall is advisable (091 569777). A poster for the event is available above, and further details on the talk follow below. We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr Davin, a pioneering feminist historian of the 1970s, a founder of the History Workshop movement in Oxford, and author of the influential Growing up poor: home, school and street in London, 1870-1914, has recently been researching her own family background in Co. Galway and New Zealand. Her antecedents include Ellen Silke of Ballindooley, who left Ireland in 1866 and two years later got married in New Zealand to John Crowe of Corrandulla. Another ancestor was Patrick Davin of Tonegurrane, Corrandulla. In this lecture Dr Davin will discuss the fortunes of these people and their families.