‘Woman of the Knee’ wins heritage award

Emma lauded for An Bhean Ghlúine project

A SKEHANA woman has been announced as the 2022 County Galway award winner by the National Heritage Council for her project An Bhean Ghlúine, which showcases the courageous work of midwives during the early 20th century.

Emma Laffey, a local historian and member of Skehana and District Heritage Group, spent hundreds of hours gathering interviews, photographs, documents and old video footage, which culminated in the successful An Bhean Ghlúine – Woman of the Knee.

The exhibition was on display in Portiuncula Hospital – where she also works as a healthcare assistant – during this year’s heritage week, scooping the top prize at National Heritage Week 2022 County awards at a virtual ceremony…

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