Second World War and Irish Women collection

Depositor: Mary Muldowney (Trinity College Dublin)

This oral history examines the experiences of a group of Irish women during the Second World War. Twenty-seven women drawn from a range of social classes and urban and rural backgrounds were interviewed. The study covers these women's experiences during the Second World War years and how the war impacted on them in terms of their public and private roles. Themes such as class and income, employment, health and housing are covered, arising from the women’s recollections and international research into women and war, and resulted in the publication of the book The Second World War and Irish Women: An Oral History.

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