Cumann Seandalaiochta agus Staire Phort Lairge

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Big House for TV3 - by Big Mountain Production

In 1881 Ireland, 48% of women in Ireland were employed in the domestic class. In the 1911 census 230,802 people registered their occupation as servants working in houses in Ireland. Are you related to one of them?

We want to hear your stories or the stories of your ancestors who worked in the big houses.

Please get in touch with your stories if you or someone you know worked in one of the big houses.We would like to hear stories or anecdotes from all members of staff - cooks, maids, butlers, footmen, drivers or people who worked in the houses on a causal basis. We are also looking for relatives of former servants to take part in a living history experiment so please get in touch if you have a story. 

We are particularly keen to hear from people who have a connection to Strokestown House in Roscommon as well as other estates in Ireland.

Contact:Big Mountain Productions

Michelle O’Dowd 0852356977

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