Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918

Tríd an Lionsa

Leanne and Elaine both appeared in a TG4 production, Trid an Lionsa, produced by Sibéal Teo, which aired in January and February 2018. This, the second series of Tríd an Lionsa, examines early Irish photographic collections from late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century... Continue Reading →


Bad Bridget at Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Dr Elaine Farrell and Dr Leanne McCormick presented at the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Hofstra University, New York, 1-4 June 2017. Together with Dr Ciara Breathnach (University of Limerick), Dr Laura D. Kelley (Tulane University) Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley (NUI... Continue Reading →

Her-Story event, held at Portrush, May 2017

‘Bad Bridget’ at Women’s History Association of Ireland annual conference, Galway, April 2017

In April 2017, two members of the Bad Bridget team presented at the Women's History Association of Ireland annual conference, held at NUI Galway. Dr Leanne McCormick presented on 'Locating Bad Bridget: Irish criminal women in the New York Women’s... Continue Reading →

‘Bad Bridget’ at ‘Women on the move’ conference, International Women’s Day, March 2017

In March 2017, Dr Leanne McCormick delivered the keynote address to the 'Women on the move' conference, held at Queen's University, Belfast, to coincide with International Women's Day. Her paper was entitled 'Finding Bad Bridget: Irish criminals and deviant women... Continue Reading →

Seminar Paper at Ulster University, March 2017

Seminar Paper, "Finding Bad Bridget: Criminal and Deviant Irish Women at Home and Abroad" at Ulster University, 8th March 2017, 3:45pm – Room E206 - Presented by Dr Leanne McCormick and Dr Leanne Calvert.

Conference of Women Historians June 2017, New York

Dr Elaine Farrell will be presenting on "Bad Bridget in Boston, 1838-1918", and Dr Leanne McCormick will be presenting on “Bad Bridget in Toronto, 1838-1918” at the Conference of Women Historians in New York, June 2017. Further information can be found on... Continue Reading →

“Bad Bridget” at The National Library of Ireland, January 2017

The Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland annual lecture will be 'Tracking "Bad Bridget": Criminal and Deviant Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918', presented by Dr Elaine Farrell, National Library of Ireland, 24 January 2017

Filming for ‘Racht’ on TG4

Dr Elaine Farrell took part in filming for the new series of 'Racht' on TG4 with PaperOwl Productions.

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