Are you being served?; The rise and fall of domestic service in Kilrush, Co. Clare from 1881 to 1951.

This talk will explore the changes in society in Kilrush prior to 1881, which led to the employment of hundreds of domestic servants in the town. Lisa O’Sullivan will further examine the later changes which resulted in the disappearance of single servant households by the mid twentieth century. The talk will expand on the lives, roles, and conditions of these domestic servants.

About the Speaker:
Originally from Waterford city, Lisa has been living in Kilrush since 1985. Lisa has a BA in English and Ancient Greek and Roman Civilisations from NUI Maynooth, and more recently has completed a module of the MA in Local History from UL. This led to the publication of an article in The Other Clare (Volume 40) which forms the basis for this lecture. Lisa is most interested in social history and the ordinary lives of ordinary people in the past. She is the Chairperson of the Kilrush and District Historical Society.

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