Mary Ann McCracken: Her Life & Times (International Women’s Day)
March 6, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
International Women’s Day Talk at Clifton House: Mary Ann McCracken: Her Life & Times (1770-1866)
Mary Ann McCracken is too often seen in the shadow of her sibling Henry Joy, who was executed for his role in the 1798 rebellion. She was 28 years old when he was executed but had a long full life living to the age of 96. Mary Ann’s temperament and tenacity enabled her to make a real difference in the issues closest to her heart: children & women’s rights and the anti-slavery movement. Mary Ann McCracken pressed for progress both within the walls of the Poor House, designed by her uncle Robert Joy, and outside in Belfast and beyond.
Come along to this free lecture to learn more about this remarkable woman!
Booking is essential, please phone 02890997022 to confirm your booking.