Family Life

The items in this collection relate to participants accounts of family life as well as the roles performed within the family. Gender can be seen to have an important impact on shaping those roles and the experience of family life. This collection in linked to the Dublin City Life exhibition under the section called Work and Family.


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Featured items from collection

Marie Murphy on handing up wages, disposable income and clubs for buying things
May Smullen remembers her sister was an excellent dressmaker.
Eileen McCann speaks about her family life and remembers things weren't that easy for her.
Angela McFarland remembers her early married life.
Hugh Smullen recalls his first car which he bought with money that he won on the grand national.
Betty Watson compares her life to that of her mother and remembers that her mother had a hard life.
Managing Motherhood: Negotiating a Maternity Service for Catholic Mothers in Dublin, 1930–1954
The mortality from tuberculosis in Saorstát Éireann: a statistical study
Irish tuberculosis death rates: a statistical study of their reliability, with some socio-economic correlations

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