In pictures: Brazilians in Ireland

Behind the scenes

There are plenty of women working in Gort as well. Many women headed to Ireland to earn the money needed to give their children a good start in life.

In the good times cleaning, cooking and shop work was easy to find. But fewer Irish women are now employing help, and many Brazilian women - who do not stand in the square seeking work like the men - are finding cash harder to come by.

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