An online museum launched in March 2013, documenting the role played by women in Irish history, social history, media, politics and popular culture. The museum will eventually move into a pop-up physical space in the Spring.
Margaret Leeson, also known as Peg Plunkett, was Dublin’s most famous brothel madam in eighteenth-century Ireland. Clever, witty and beautiful, she was a leading figure in the hedonism set of Georgian Dublin and counted lords, lawyers and con-men among her clientele. Read more at womensmuseumofireland.ie
(Picture: Peg in fancy dress called “Portrait of a Lady as Diana”, by Pompeo Batoni)
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