Raicheal Bell Moran

When we think of suffragettes and the campaign for the right to vote in Europe between 1914 and 1918, we are often bombarded with photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and her followers. This is not to demean the name of Emmeline Pankhurst, it is simply how history...

Dr James Miranda Barry – Pioneering Doctor

At first you might think I’m writing about a male doctor and therefore something not in keeping with the theme of Girl Museum. However, I am writing about a male doctor in disguise: Dr James Miranda Barry was in fact Margaret Ann Bulkley, from County Cork,...

Being a Good Girl

Recently a lot of articles have cropped up on my news feed centred on the ‘accepted’ behaviours of girls and woman across societies and around the world. One particular article by the BBC, ‘What does it mean to be a good girl?’ piqued my interest, as the...

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