The Earl Grey Scheme and the Emigration of Girls from the Workhouses of Laois

The Earl Grey Scheme and the Emigration of Girls from the Workhouses of Laois During the Great Famine, dozens of teenage girls left the workhouses of Laois bound for Australia. Their emigration was part of a British government scheme to provide the British colony with wives and domestic servants, and to rid the workhouses of […]

Laois Heritage Society 2019
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