Corpus ID: 143391811

Negotiating identities : Irish women religious and migrations

  title={Negotiating identities : Irish women religious and migrations},
  author={Yvonne McKenna},
  • Yvonne McKenna
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • As the population of Ireland continued to decline in the post-independent period, the number of women entering religious life rose substantially, reaching a peak in the late 1960s. Many of these women lived some or all of their lives outside Ireland. However, despite the recent growth of Irish migration or diaspora studies, very little attention has been given to the role or experience of Irish women religious, who themselves tend not to publish subjective accounts. This is undoubtedly the… CONTINUE READING


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