“Home Improvements: Responding to Poverty in the West, 1891-1923” at Galway City Museum
“Home Improvements: Responding to Poverty in the West, 1891-1923” is a new photographic exhibition at Galway City Museum which examines the work of the Congested Districts Board. The photographs, from the collections of National Library of Ireland, show the resettlement of tenants, the building of new houses, changes in agricultural practices and the development of the fishing industry in counties Galway, Mayo and Donegal. The exhibition, which runs until the middle of July, is further enhanced by a series of Manchester Guardian articles written by John Millington Synge and illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. Click here to find out more about the National Photographic Archive.