All Blog Posts Tagged 'The Great Hunger' (16)


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Tracing the Irish Potato Famine - Places to Visit in Ireland

Between the years of 1845 and 1852, Ireland’s population was reduced by about 20% due to the impacts of the Potato Famine, also known as The Great Famine or in our native language ‘An Gorta Mór.’  It is…

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Added by The Irish Tourism Group on March 2, 2015 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

Discussing 'The Great Hunger' with Dr. Christine Kinealy

Here's Christine's last book on Amazon.The following is a transcript taken from the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 25, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Town and a Landlord Before the Famine and a Field Called Ballybeggarman

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore grew up in a town called Ballygar, County Galway -- today a lovely place on the road from Roscommon to Galway. In the 1820s, the Landlord decided he would build a town because he had a large estate and much produce. This would produce more income and give…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on January 23, 2015 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

'The Great Hunger' in Belfast

By Dr. Christine Kinealy

For many decades, the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 23, 2015 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

Spirits Production Figures for Ireland in January, 1849

Sometimes we hear doubts about whether there was food in Ireland during "The Great Hunger." Please look at the whiskey production published in the Athlone Sentinel on April 25th in the report brief report below:

"The quantity distilled in Ireland for the year ending Jan. 5th, 1849 was of malt: 34,897 gals; malt with unmalted grain: 7,957,000 gals;…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on January 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

'The Great Hunger' in County Donegal

"Burying the Child" by Lilian Lucy Davidson

by …

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 22, 2015 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

'The Great Hunger' -- How Many Died?

The Great Hunger was a natural calamity which was made into an appalling disaster by a selfish lack of assistance on the part of the British Parliament. Their disregard for large-scale human suffering in the land that they had made part of their empire only 44 years earlier bears…

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Added by Mike McCormack on January 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

'The Great Hunger' in County Roscommon

by Dr. Christine…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 20, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

'The Great Hunger' in Dublin

by Dr. Christine Kinealy

While Dublin was less affected by the famine than almost any other region or county in Ireland, this…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 19, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Irish Coffin and Convict Ships

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Added by Lonnie on January 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Gáirdín an Ghorta - The Famine Garden - Newmarket, Co. Kilkenny

To really understand Gáirdín an Ghorta, and its pathways, please go to our Facebook page and click on pictures and then click on our albums  and then click on the album, "A Walk Through the Famine Garden," and you…

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Added by Willie Barron on July 22, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Review: 'Atlas of the Great Irish Famine'

Review by John Bruton

Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

Edited by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 22, 2014 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: September 8 - September 14

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Lord Charles Cornwallis had already lost one colony, and his reputation wouldn't survive the loss of another.

LUAIN -- On September 8, 1798,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 7, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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