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Exhibition

Bad Bridget

15 April 2022 - 26 April 2024

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The 'Bad Bridget' exhibition at the Ulster American Folk Park tells the stories of thousands of women who left Ireland for North America between 1838 and 1918, many of which found themselves in trouble and struggling to survive.

Through an eclectic mix of sights, sounds, smells and objects, the exhibition charts these women's experiences of migration; starting with their lives in Ireland, and the hardships that led many to migrate. Unlike female migrants from other countries, hundreds of thousands of Irish girls and women travelled alone. 'Bad Bridget' provides an insight into life at sea and the dangers and difficulties these women faced.

Arriving in America came as a shock to many of the women—finding a job and a place to live wasn't easy. Living in poverty, and bombarded by temptations, crime never seemed far away and many of the women got swept up in it. Our exhibition shines a light on their living conditions in the tenement and the treatment they received from the authorities.

Ulster American Folk Park is sharing the story of Bad Bridget ® thanks to funding from Arts and Humanities Research Council and ongoing collaborations between National Museums NI, Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University. This exhibition is based on significant research carried out by Dr Elaine Farrell and Dr Leanne McCormick between 2015 and 2022.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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National Art Pass offers available at Ulster American Folk Park

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Visitor information

Address

Ulster American Folk Park

2 Mellon Road, Castletown, Omagh, County Tyrone, BT78 5QU
02882 243292

Opening times

March to September, Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm. Closed Mondays (except NI Bank Holidays)

October to February, Tues – Fri, 10am – 4pm, Sat & Sun, 11am – 4pm. Closed Mondays (except NI Bank Holidays).

Always check the Folk Park's website for up to date visiting times & information.

Exclusions and safety measures

Closed Mondays (except NI Bank Holidays and in July & August)

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