Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (32):a “Belfast girl” Mary McConnell

In honour of Jaki McCarrick’s play, “Belfast Girls”. See visitqueanbeyanpalerang.com.au

trevo's Irish famine orphans

Some Unfinished histories(1)

Mary McConnell

I’m not sure how this will go. I’ll try getting in touch with some of the orphans’ descendants who sent me material in the past. Maybe together we can give an outline of a family history that may be of interest to others, even if it’s just to suggest possiblelines of enquiry. I’llattemptsome of the things I’ve suggested earlier, such as make our ownpresence felt, find something aboutthe orphan’s Irish background, as well as what happened to her in Australia.And I hope, put her in some kind of historical context. I’m sure you know all this already. You are welcome to make a suggestion about the things we ought to include.

This time, I’ve chosen to write something about one of the infamous ‘Belfast Girls’, Mary McConnell. I’ve beenin touch with one of Mary’s descendants, Mrs Pat Evans, for more than twenty-five years; she…

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4 thoughts on “Earl Grey’s Irish Famine Orphans (32):a “Belfast girl” Mary McConnell

  1. Dear Trevor,

    I’d like to write to you about the above project that Perry McIntyre and I have been working on.

    Would you please advise what is the best email address to contact you about that please?

    Many thanks and kind regards,

    Leonie Blair


  2. Hi Trevor
    I thought you might be interested in this great article about some Earl Grey girls who found their way to the Queanbeyan region.
    Many thanks

    Brigid Whitbread
    Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council, Queanbeyan Library
    6 Rutledge Street
    Local History Librarian
    I work Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
    Tel: 02 6285 6256
    Email: Brigid.Whitbread@qprc.nsw.gov.au
    Web: http://www.qprc.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: PO Box 90 Queanbeyan 2620


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