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Maura Murphy was born in Clongmore, Country Offaly, in 1928. She left Ballybryan National School when she was fourteen with "no qualifications and even fewer prospects." She worked as a domestic servant in various houses in Dublin until she met and married John Murphy, a soldier stationed at Portobello Barracks. The couple moved to Birmingham, England, in 1959 where they reared nine children. They have eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Maura now lives in Birmingham, England, in the West Midlands.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Murphy, Maura, -- 1928-
Rural poor -- Ireland -- Biography.
Women domestics -- Ireland -- Biography.
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
England -- Biography.
Irish -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Cancer -- Patients -- Great Britain -- Biography.