Women in Education in North-West Donegal

  • Meadhbha Ni Bhaoill

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis analyses the contribution of women to educational development in the Irish-speaking parishes of north-west Donegal, 1831-1960. It analyses the agents of change during the period including teachers, parents and students, clergymen and nuns as well as the various commercial, administrative and governmental agents who facilitated the entry of women into the three levels of education. Philanthropic women such as Alice Hart from London were instrumental in developing the industrial and craft skills of local women.
Date of Award2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SupervisorMary O'Dowd (Supervisor)

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