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Famine in Ireland

famine in ireland
Famine in Ireland, particularly the Great Famine of the mid-19th century, remains one of the most poignant and tragic chapters in Irish history. This catastrophic event, also known as the Irish Potato Famine or the Great Hunger, had far-reaching consequences, both in terms of immediate human suffering and long-term socioeconomic impacts. Examining this period requires delving into various aspects, including its causes, effects, responses, and lasting legacies.

Irish Famine

Irish Famine

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.

How to Find Your Irish Ancestors

tracing your irish ancestry
Tracing one's roots is an exciting journey that leads us to discover our heritage, culture, and the stories of those who came before us. For individuals seeking to unravel the mysteries of their Irish ancestry, the path may be filled with challenges due to historical events, record loss, and unique genealogical landscapes. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore a step-by-step approach to help you navigate the intricate process of finding your Irish ancestors.

Nativism Against the Irish in America: A Historical Perspective

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Nativism, the belief that native-born citizens are superior to immigrants, has manifested itself in various forms throughout American history. One significant episode of nativism unfolded in the 19th century, particularly against Irish immigrants. This essay delves into the roots, causes, and consequences of nativism against the Irish in America during this period.

Irish Emigration Museum Dublin

Irish Emigration Museum Dublin

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.

Things to do in Dublin

Things to do in Dublin
A Comprehensive Guide on Things to do in Dublin Dublin, the vibrant capital of Ireland, is a city that seamlessly blends its rich history with a c...

Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth
Maria Edgeworth, along with other members of her family, was involved in philanthropic and charitable activities to alleviate the suffering of the Irish people during the Great Famine.

Irish Famine Charity - Ottoman Sultan Abdulmajid I of Turkey

Irish Famine Charity - Ottoman Sultan Abdulmajid I of Turkey
A Heartfelt Letter of Thanks: The Irish Famine and a Beacon of Ottoman AidIntroductionIn the pages of history, the Irish Famine of the 19th century...

The leaves that struck terror into Irish farmers in 1846

The leaves that struck terror into Irish farmers in 1846
Incredibly, actual leaves from diseased potato crops that devastated Ireland during the Great Famine still exist.These leaves were originally take...

Dublin Famine Tour

Dublin Famine Tour
Dublin Famine Tour The Irish Famine Exhibition  Located on the 2nd Floor of the Stephens Green Shopping Centre. This summer exhibition tells the st...

Kinsale Workhouse Register 1847

Kinsale Workhouse Register

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....

Souperism - The Achill Mission Colony

Souperism - The Achill Mission Colony
Origin of the term 'Taking the Soup' or to 'Take the Soup'.

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....