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Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past
The 1840s marked perhaps the darkest time in our country’s history when the Great Famine swept through the country and decimated our population. Myles was joined by Ciarán Reilly, the ...
The Great Irish Famine was one of the most devastating humanitarian disasters of the nineteenth century. In a period of only five years, Ireland lost approximately 25% of its population ...
Psychological scars?: Mother Ireland was put on the couch as psychiatrists, a psychologist and a scientist applied their medicine to history. Famine Memories collected by Irish Folklore Commission in 1945: ...
The Great Famine which struck Ireland in the middle of the 19th century was the biggest social catastrophe in Irish history. Over one million people died. The potato-dependent poor - ...
The starvation officially lasted for seven years but are the effects of the famine still with us? Our population was decimated by the famine and even today, we are the ...
Coffin Ship: Those who could, left Ireland. The cheapest way to get across the Atlantic was on what would become known as coffin ships. Colette Kinsella spoke to historian, William Henry ...
Emigrant letter from Catherine O’Keeffe Courtesy of The Strokestown Park Archive (OPW/NUI Maynooth Archive & Research Centre, Castletown) Click here to read letter
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