The Story of Mary Ha’penny

One evening in August 1900, a Dublin woman leaves her home near the Grand Canal to travel to the Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor nearby. She brings with her four things: a bill-hook, two knives and a sword. The woman – Mary Halpin from Kilmainham, better known as ‘Mary Ha’penny’ – ends up in the Dublin Police Court.

Just one incident in the life of one of Dublin’s most fascinating forgotten residents, Mary Ha’penny, detailed in the 4-5 minute video below:

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