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Freemans Journal Dublin Newspaper

Only 115 years ago society was radically different, it was a cold and crueller world, as these newspaper wanted ads prove.



BUTCHERING; The parents of a respectable country lad are anxious to apprentice him to above.

Freemans JournalCHILDREN’S MAID, or any light situation; farmer’s daughter, 27, R.C., well educated, good sewer, would take on housekeeping; good experience in latter; make herself generally useful; teach first lessons, can be highly recommended.

HUMBLE YOUNG WOMAN wants daily washing or housework for four days a week.

ASSISTANT IN SHOP; respectable country girl, never out before, wants employment. No objection to any business, keep accounts etc.


BOY; wanted, county Dublin boy, 14 or 15 years, to make himself useful about yard; orphan preferred; indoor.

GIRL; wanted. Young country girl, age about 14 to 15, to mind two children and assist in light housework. Wages £5 yearly.

DRESSMAKING; wanted, respectable little girl as Improver.

PURVEYOR’S ASSISTANT; wanted, to sleep outdoor, give reference and state terms.

Fountain News DigitalThis article was originally published in:
Fountain News Digital – May 2011 (Issue 4)

We are re-publishing all articles from our past newsletter, Fountain News Digital, and you can view all completed newsletters here. There were nine issues published in total between 2010 and 2012.

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