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Little John Nee at The Linenhall

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Little John Nee brings his legendary musical storytelling to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar with his latest show The Tea Dance on Thursday October 18 at 8pm.

The behaviour of the girls was causing problems

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Apart from overcrowding and disease, the biggest problem in many of the workhouses was the behaviour of young women. The women, who perhaps had been brought there as children, were now adolescent, many of them unruly and wild. They tended to be the most troublesome, involved in fighting and, on occasions, rioting. Their behaviour resulted from boredom. While males could be employed breaking stones, or farm work, there were not enough jobs for females, and no effort made to educate them or train them in any skill. By June 1850 in the Mountbellew workhouse, Co Galway, females made up 60 per cent of the inmate population. Three hundred and eighty two were adult; while 199 were aged between nine and 15 years.

 

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