Women in Carrickfergus Gaol

Wednesday 21 August 2019
Carrickfergus Museum

Sign-up for a FREE 7-week workshop programme where you will:

  • Find out about women and children held in the gaol, those sentenced to death and others transported to Tasmania between 1779 and 1850
  • Visit museums and heritage sites, including the Linen Hall Library, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Down County Museum and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin
  • Turn your research into a creative output and make it available for future generations

Spaces are limited & programme requires participation throughout.

Register here

All ages, genders and backgrounds welcome.

Programme is delivered in partnership with Carrickfergus & District Historical Society, Carrickfergus Museum and Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative.

For more details on this programme please contact Jason Burke (Community Engagement Officer - Linen Hall Library) via email:


Women in the Archives is a joint initiative between the Linen Hall Library and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) to uncovers hidden female voices from their archives. Between them, they hold some of the key records and building blocks of women’s heritage in Ireland.

Women in the Archive is one of nine stands that make up Making the Future, a new cross-border cultural programme from the Nerve Centre, National Museums NI, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and Linen Hall Library.

Making the Future is a €1.82m project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme that will explore the legacy of the past and create a vision for future change.