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Anna Haslam 1829 - 1922 Ireland #IrishFamineWomen

She began her work in the Famine years Spent almost a century as a fighter. Made bowls of steaming broth for the starving children of Ireland, gave out knitting wool, and taught girls to knit warm scarves and mittens in Dublin, eighteen forty six. Then Cork and Cobh and the Curragh, Kildare. All of them were British Army barracks. Where local girls and women were inspected for signs of infection, whether a sex worker or not. Turned them inside out and locked them up. Anna Ha

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