Welcome to Dear Diary, a unique timeline of women’s history from 1798 to 1981.
This resource is the creative output of a community engagement programme undertaken at The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in 2020. Participants on the programme read and transcribed diaries written by 17 women held in the archives at PRONI. The programme allowed them to get to know the experiences of these women first-hand from their own words.
Here you will find their most powerful quotes selected by the participants. We hope they will give you a taste of what's held in PRONI and encourage you to visit, to see the diaries in full and research these women even further.