Leitrim Women Through Time
Speaker Emma Laffey and craftworker Steffi Otto
Emma Laffey was asked to speak for the Leitrim Women Through Time with Scéal Heritage who are a running a multi phased community project created and run by the North Leitrim Women’s Centre. Their project seeks to celebrate and record the lives of the ordinary rural women often neglected in history. On 16th September 2023 Emma gave a talk on her project An Bhean Ghluine – Midwife. This Galway Heritage Award project is about the role of the community midwife during early twentieth century. Craftworker Steffi Otto was there too from Heritage Crafts Alive giving demonstration on how to use the traditional Singer Sewing Machine.