Irish Famine, Famine in Ireland, Potato Famine in Ireland, the Great Famine or the Great Hunger, refers to a devastating period in Irish history that occurred between 1845 and 1852.
It was a time of widespread famine, disease, and death, resulting from the failure of the potato crop, which was a staple food for the majority of the Irish population.
In this comprehensive discussion, we'll delve into the causes, impacts, and legacy of the Irish Famine, exploring the socio-economic, political, and cultural dimensions of this tragic event.
The Irish Famine Exhibition in Stephens Green Dublin covers these topics in greater detail.
Emigration Museum Dublin
Emigration during the Famine is included in the Irish Famine Exhibition Dublin which will be held from April 1st to September 30th 2024 on the 2nd Floor of the Stephens Green Shopping Centre.
Registry of Admittance and Discharge
Ballinspittle in County Cork is an area that was covered by the Kinsale Union Workhouse.
The 1841 Census states that there were 816 houses in the area, and 654 of these were windowless, one-room cabins, built of mud.
Despite this, the area was described as a prosperous one.
The potato blight was first seen in the area in September 1845....
As we embark on another important year of commemorations, it's important to remember that 2020 also marks the 175th anniversary of the start of the Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852).
For many, the term "taking the soup" is synonymous with the Famine story.
Protestant Bible societies set up schools in which starving children were fed, on the condition of receiving Protestant religious instruction at the same time....
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