Marian Keyes, Senior Executive Librarian at dlr LexIcon, introducing Ciara Meehan and Lorna Sixsmith

Podcast: Ciara Meehan & Lorna Sixsmith on 1960s Marriage

Marian Keyes, Senior Executive Librarian at dlr LexIcon, introducing Ciara Meehan and Lorna Sixsmith. Credit: Michael Liffey / Real Smart Media.

dlr LexIcon hosted a special event in association with the Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition on 31 October 2015.

Ciara Meehan, historian and Modern Wife, Modern Life curator, and Lorna Sixsmith, author of the recently published How to Be a Perfect Farm Wife, discussed expectations of marriage in 1960s Ireland.

You can now listen back to a podcast of that conversation.

This podcast was recorded by Real Smart Media, and was generously funded by the History Group, School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire.

Modern Wife, Modern Life: an Exhibition of Women’s Magazines is on display on the 5th floor (wheelchair accessible) of dlr LexIcon until 15 January 2016.

Buy a copy of Lorna Sixsmith’s Would You Marry a Farmer? or How to be a Perfect Farm Wife here.

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