Start reading Irish Women Fleeing the Motherland on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Irish Women Fleeing the Motherland (Ireland's  Past Oppression of  Women)

Irish Women Fleeing the Motherland (Ireland's Past Oppression of Women) [Kindle Edition]

Hugh Heathwood
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Kindle Price: £4.11 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Kindle Summer Sale: Over 500 Books from £0.99
Have you seen the Kindle Summer Sale yet? Browse selected books from popular authors and debut novelists, including new releases and bestsellers. Learn more

Product Description

Product Description

In 1951 Hugh Heathwood's mother left Ireland aged just 17 years, in search of a better life. She arrived in England jobless, penniless and homeless, desperate to escape her impoverished and oppressive life back in her home town of Thurles in County Tipperary. This book investigates why millions of Irish women, for the past two centuries, were desperate to find a better life for themselves overseas.Countries such as the United Kingdom, the USA , Australia and New Zealand offered women hope and freedom.. Heathwood uncovers a state conspiracy to oppress women through all aspects of daily life, from cradle to grave.He demonstrates how Irish society for centuries has been under the cruel backward influence of the Irish Catholic Church and colonial control of the British state. This book travels back and forth in time revealing the shocking truth of why women fled Ireland in such vast numbers.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 188 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Publisher: Bluewater Books (3 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0095ZR572
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #598,328 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
2 star
1 star
3.0 out of 5 stars
3.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 16 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Having spent sometime in Eire I agree with the author about the misogynistic power of the Church and hope that the power it holds will subside.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 3.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
3.0 out of 5 stars It's Ok 11 April 2013
By Cathy L. Wiseman - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I liked the topic. It was interesting to see why Irish women were moving out of the Motherland. I'll recommend it.
Was this review helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category